Apparently, my work is “celebrating diversity” this week (or month… I’m not sure).

Yesterday, someone brought around a little laminated piece of paper to each employee and we had to write how we were diverse. Now, I can certainly think of one major way in which I’m diverse. However, I’m not out as trans* to anyone at work at this time (and I figured a mandatory team-building exercise might not be the best time to make a statement).

The sheet simply read: “I AM ____________”

While in actuality, I just wrote something generic, here are some things I wish I had the courage to actually jot down:

I AM not the person you think I am.
I AM a woman on the inside.
I AM resilient.
I AM strong.
I AM going to be brave.

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