Narrative Essay On Integrity

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I stared at myself in the mirror, the image of myself seeming to distort. Tears streamed down my face and I covered my face with my hands, sinking to the bathroom floor. Nothing made sense. I looked in the mirror, but it didn’t look like me. Did I steal this body from someone? I didn’t understand why I was feeling like this. I got myself cleaned up and climbed in bed, not wanting to be conscious of my thoughts anymore.
The next morning I got up, put on a skirt and a blouse, and caked my face with makeup. The whole process was very tiring, since it was five in the morning, but I had to do it. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t fit in with everybody else. So I readied myself for the day and jumped right into the pit of sharks that was high school. This place was my own personal nightmare. I didn’t have very many friends to begin with, and my extreme insecurity only made it harder for me to talk to people. I felt wrong constantly. I wasn’t even there, really. I just stumbled through my schedule, went home and took off the mask, then broke down and started the process all over again. It was like this day after day. I didn’t understand what was wrong with me or why I felt so bad about myself all the time. I had everything. I had friends, few and far between, but people
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A lot of trans kids find out that they’re trans by going on the social media website, Tumblr, which is well-known for being a safe space for LGBT kids. I was just scrolling through the website one day, and saw a post about transgender people. I was a curious kid, and I didn’t know much about it. After reading various articles and posts about it, I was filled with a weird sense of belonging. A sense of, “there are other people like me”. I didn’t know what to do with this information. Naturally, I went to the one person I thought I could go to, my boyfriend of three years. I called him and told him I had something I needed to talk
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