Monday, May 31, 2021 4:42 pm
Hello there. I’m Marsha (P. Johnson). I’ve been gone from the world stage a while now. People who knew me loved me most of the time. People who didn’t love me hated me because they were afraid of me. I had just a little too much freedom in their eyes.
You see, for those of you who may not know, I was born a boy. I was a teenager and then did it full time when I became an adult. I wore wigs and jewelry and beautiful dresses that came from the secondhand store. It was hard to find high heeled in my size so I would squeeze into shoes that were too small for me.
Back then, people called us trannys or transvestites. To me, we were just being ourselves. The cops were always after us. I was arrested so many times. Sometimes it was for drugs and sometimes it was for prostitution. Looking the way we did, we couldn’t get regular jobs but we still had to pay the rent.
Was my life worth living? Hell yeah it was! It was a hard life but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It made me who I Am today and who I Am today is part of the OneSelf.
I know I’m preaching to the choir, but if you ever get the chance, discourage people’s number one sport, which is judgment and criticism. You don’t know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. No one does.
This is my message and this is my truth.
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