Why am I afraid of spiders?
Why am I afraid of losing?
Why am I afraid of you?
Because what I fear most of all is the judgment, an overbearing wall of hatred and disbelief, a monster with razor teeth made from tainted gold that makes us all back down in fear, the same thing that turns our dearest friends into our worst enemies, so don’t be afraid.
If someone judges you about the way you dress, ignore them.
If someone makes fun of how you are, remind them that’s how you, we made.
…because that’s how you defeat the beast with teeth of tainted gold.
This article was featured in Issue 57 – Conquering A New Year