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their childhood. I read that some transgender people transition because they are raped and don’t want to associate with their given gender. Tia couldn't possibly have been raped. I would have known; she would have told me when it happened. All I know for sure is that Tia hasn’t been herself for a long time. She’s always quiet and distant; she never comes to lunch and doesn’t stay after school with me anymore, so I just hang out with Kianna. I think if there was something Tee wanted to tell me, she would have; so why would I force it out of her by asking? After what happened yesterday at her locker, I wanted to call her or go to her house to see if she was okay, but we haven’t spoken in so long. I have no idea what to say to her anymore. The only person I told about her transgender idea was Kianna because I honestly thought she wasn’t serious, but now I’m starting to regret doing that because somebody can’t keep their mouth shut. I really do feel bad about what happened to Tia’s locker, and I wish I could go back and change how I reacted when she first told me how she felt about being a girl. I should have asked her how I could help. I guess it’s too late for

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...