Zuihitsu #30

I’m not weak.

I’m not weak, even though I weigh forty pounds below the average for my age.

I’m not weak, even though I was always sick as a child.

I’m not weak, even though I have a bad shoulder.

I’m not weak, even though I’ve never been able to run a mile under ten minutes.

I’m not weak, even though I am biologically female.

I’m not weak, even though I throw up and nearly pass out every month.

I’m not weak, even though I’ve been depressed and suicidal.

I am a complex, living, breathing human being.

You cannot jump on these facets of my identity to call me weak –

So don’t.

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