Boxed in

You want to put me in a box
Tell me what I am
And what I am not

But I am me

I am strong

I am kind

I am vulnerable

I am White

I am passionate
‘A kid on a gap year’

You see what you want to see
You see who you want me to be
But I am all of these things

At the same time
At different times

I am me
And my box is big enough
To hold me Not contain me
To protect me
Not limit me

And if I need a bigger box
A different box
I will find one

You cannot box me in
I will not allow myself to be put in your box
I am me

Wordsmith Heaven Crawley

Designer maker: Heaven Crawley

Photographer: Heaven Crawley


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