essays by shé


Neither your cruelty nor your kindness have anything to do with me.

I can stop trying to please or ameliorate or grovel or lie or be grateful or tiptoe.

I don’t have to hide or avoid or ignore: I can speak up. I can question. I can disagree.

My opinions matter. My feelings matter. I am not stupid or foolish.

I can protect myself now, and also ask for help; and ask and ask and ask until I receive it.

I exist. I take up space.

I am welcome here.

Existence by Shé, 9"x12" acrylic on canvas paper, 2022
Existence by Shé, 9″x12″ acrylic on canvas paper, 2022





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