Today my sister watched me put on my binder before I went to school.
She asked me if it hurt. I said sometimes, and showed her some of my bruises from it.
She asked me why I do it, I said because it makes me feel human.
She said, “At least you’re not an alien.”
“But I am an alien. In my own body. I don’t see myself as you see me. To me these things aren’t here,” I replied pointing to my chest.
I went to school. I just got home, took off my binder, and saw a piece of paper sticking out from my pillow. I moved my pillow and found this.
Can I just be honest and say I have the sweetest little sister in the world and that she has completely made me bawl my eyes out.
Thank you so, so much little sis. And yes, every penny counts.
I love you, kiddo. More than anything.