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Ethan Smith: A letter to the girl I used to be

Ethan Walker Smith, performance poet of spoken word poetry, shares a profound letter to his former self. I have to admit, this got to me. Even after all I know, and all I think I know about the spectrum of emotions and reconciliations of self that are tied to gender… there is still so much to learn and be humbled by. Thank you to Ethan for a powerful, necessary and very personal insight into who you are.

“The year you turned 11 was the first time you said out loud that you didn’t want to live. In therapy, you said you wouldn’t make it to 21. On my 21st birthday, I thought about you. You were right.” – Ethan Smith

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