Because when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did WASN'T to look in the mirror.

Because before I left this moning, the first thing I DIDN'T do was focus on what I am not.

Because at lunch time, I ATE my food despite the fact that society expects starvation.

Because later tonight, I'm coming home to prepare for a new day, not to immerse into what the day should've been.

Because I am human, I am unique, I am me, I am beautiful.


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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