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  • When I was in the sixth grade, I cut my hair to a pixie cut.

  • Really short, almost like a boy.

  • You know, and I thought it was cool, and I loved it,

  • and I was really excited about it.

  • And I went to school, and a lot of - like so - you know,

  • some people were really positive about it.

  • But there was a lot of people that were really mean

  • and they'd say things like you look like a boy.

  • We can't tell the difference.

  • You better put on a skirt tomorrow,

  • otherwise you - we might - we won't know if, like who you are

  • and if you're a boy or a girl or not.

  • It made me really sad.

  • It didn't feel very good.

  • And on top of it, I was - I had an older brother.

  • And I played a lot of sports because of that and because

  • of him.

  • And so everybody just - they were like now you're

  • really turning into a boy.

  • One step closer.

  • And it wasn't until my brother actually stood up for me

  • and told them that it's - the hair is just a thing that

  • will grow back, and that it doesn't change the person,

  • and sort of talked to the few people that were being mean,

  • and weren't embracing the choice that I made,

  • that everyone sorta left me alone.

  • But he was bigger.

  • I mean, my brother is five years older than me.

  • And he was - he was - he was like my support

  • system at that time.

  • And he stood up for me and made sure that I didn't feel alone.

  • It really made the biggest difference for me.

When I was in the sixth grade, I cut my hair to a pixie cut.

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