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it. And my biggest regret was transitioning because it was never what I wanted. Becoming a woman was what other people wanted for me. As you go on your journey, I leave you with this: you are a strong, beautiful young woman who has her whole life ahead of her. Despite what you’ve lost in the past, you have the power to make a change for people like you and me, people whose voices were stolen by predators. You are already the change you want to see. Learn to define yourself! With Much Love, Jeffery! November 8, 2019 I’ve done a lot of deep reflecting about who I am now and who I see myself being in the future. I thought about why I looked at myself with such revulsion every time I stepped in front of the mirror. After reading the letter from Jeffery, I’ve realized that my desire to change was not a reflection of my own insecurities, but a reflection of the weight placed on girls by the world that attempts to define people based on gender. I’ve realized that I was rejecting my body because,

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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...