Why I identify as ‘Queer’

Jaime-Jin describes why “being an Asian American, being female, being a transracial adoptee, being a Southerner who was growing up in a religious household” she identifies as “queer.”

“I think queerness is especially important because it does break all of those boundaries and molds. In doing so it also creates a pathway for another way of being. Let’s not pretend that the difference doesn’t exist or that we’d be better if we were all the same. It’s something I’ve come to really love about myself.”

THis is Jaime-Jin’s story:

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