Poetry

Labels Of Choice

“Surviving is more important than any label.
Never apologize for staying alive.”

When it comes to living my life, I have learned that it’s okay to lean on the people you love and trust the most. It’s not easy — now or when this mess began, but without that help, I don’t know what would have become of me. When I was a child, my classmates liked to make fun of me because I looked like a boy. But to me, the boys in my family weren’t the ones being assaulted every night. And in some ways, I wished I could become one. But those wishes were lost to the wind and I learned how to live as best as I could. Perhaps that makes me a bad feminist, to lean on others, rather than taking care of myself. I’m okay with that. Surviving, to me, is far more important than any label.

© Sarah Doughty
2019

Never apologize for doing
what you need to do to survive.

Prompt: Bad Feminist
hosted by the amazing Christine
at Brave And Reckless.

4 thoughts on “Labels Of Choice”

  1. It’s okay, to feel that need, to lean on someone for support from time to time, there’s nothing wrong with, letting others know, that you need, their, help on some things in your life.

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  2. Boy you got that right. Also if we can look to
    Our friends for help what or who when things are bad or we need a ride to the doctors. So true. Have an amazing weekend my friend. Sending some hugs your way. Love ❤️ Joni

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  3. Yss…u said it. Surviving is very important in this cruel world, as everyone is trying to let us down.Everyone wants to make us feel bad abt ourselves. They are finding happiness in that.. We can go through this alone… Even we endured many battles alone..so this Tym also..we will win 💫❤️

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