I’ve always been a very sensitive person.
Seeing a dog cry is enough to get me teary.
It’s not just with humans.
I’ve been vegan for a good part of my life,
But I went back to eating dairy and stuff,
Because of my parents’ and friends’ nagging.
This is not the problem,
The problem is that my voice has always sounded like a baby’s.
So people assume,
Sorry for saying this,
But that I’m gay, girly, or something like that.
They judge me for it, and it hurts.
I’ve gone to well-known doctors in Egypt.
They told me that this was just what my voice was like.
Nothing more or less.
I started accepting myself,
And I stopped caring what people thought,
I no longer have the energy to talk to or meet new people,
You can’t tell if I’m a girl or a boy by my voice alone.
Because I don’t want to have to explain why my voice is the way it is,
Or to have to justify myself to people I owe nothing to.