It’s always great to know life is in its other manifestations ! And this is well expressed …


Rainbow Prayer

By Danielle Orner

I don’t know what I expected when I told the people closest to me. A rainbow cupcake? Nothing prepared me for people’s feelings of anger, disbelief and betrayal.

According to family lore, when I was five, I changed my clothes obsessively throughout the day. On one cold day, I got it into my head to wear a sundress to the park. My mom immediately told me to change. At five, I put my hands on my hips and told my mom, “It’s my body, I’ll wear what I want.” At which point, I am sure my parents began to fear for my future.

The first time I was called a slut was in middle school. I hadn’t even held a boy’s hand at that point. One girl told me only prostitutes wore rings on every finger. My grandma had given me all her old jewelry and I…

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