Everyone around me seemed to fit into their gender roles without questioning it.
My friends are complete oddballs. With them, there is no in between. But they all share similar struggles. Many of them deal with anxiety, depression, insomnia or all three.
When I explain to my peers that it’s insulting, many of them do stop saying it. The people who keep using it are the people closest to me–my family.
I feel safe in my community. Which isn’t that unusual. Except I’m not just any kid. I’m undocumented.