“I love every little bit of her: her laugh, smile, warm brown eyes, and how kindhearted she is. I fell for my best friend.
I didn’t always feel this open about my feelings though. It took me a while to come into terms with them. I kept doubting myself and questioning my feelings as if they weren’t valid.
For someone who is usually open about their feelings for love, I didn’t feel as comfortable sharing my emotions for a girl with my friends and family. I've been taught about two things from a young age: the gender binary and heteronormativity. Since I have a vagina, I am a girl and therefore I must like men, right? But this perception of placing labels amongst us is only destructive. It creates this spiral of questioning and reevaluating your identity that fighting it only leads to consequences enforced by the standards of society.
However, I will continue to fight these labels and relearning life and love in a way that fits me and validates my thoughts and experiences. I understand as someone who deserves to feel and love, my feelings to love anyone are valid. I will continue my journey of exploring my gender and sexuality with this mindset.” -Anonymous
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