To the girl…

Mar 1, 2024 | 2024 Spring - Letters to Myself

By Audrey T. Carroll

Text reads: “whose art teacher painted over the canvas of her sunrise before she could protest. who was told creative flourishes don’t belong on professional documents in middle school history. who was too quiet. who was too strange. who was too rebellious: The word you’re looking for is Queer. (One day, we get free.)”

Audrey T. Carroll is the author of What Blooms in the Dark,  Parts of Speech: A Disabled Dictionary, and In My Next Queer Life, I Want to Be. She can be found at:

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