I am not limited by your norms or your traditions. I am unique.
I will not be caged by society, and I will always be a rebel at heart.
I will not let your intolerance stop me from breaking barriers.
I will not fear because fear is an abstract idea and controllable.
I will indulge my inner animal.
I will walk through the world as if it is mine for the taking.
I will be compassionate and merciful when I can.
I will stand behind my words. I will not bend to propaganda and distraction.
I will not stay quiet when I see evil deeds perpetrated.
I will help smash the Patriarchy.
I will fight inequality because no one is free if we aren’t all free.
I will be uninhibited because life is short.
If I must fight, I will fight for my family, my friends, my tribe.
I will acknowledge no gods, no masters.
I will be the storm that forces change for the betterment of all people.
I will be the calming day that gives them peace.
I will be, now and forever, who I was meant to be.
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