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Check out this inspiring poem about being biracial in America

I feel your stares on my back
And honestly I feel attacked

I'm never good enough
Not pretty enough
Not skinny enough
Not smart enough
Not talented enough
Not brave enough
Not happy enough
I don't try hard enough

I know two languages
I'm bicultural
My background is colorful
But I'm not good enough

Not white enough
Not Mexican enough
Not fluent enough
Not proud enough
Not shy enough
Not confident enough

Ni soy de aquí
Ni soy de allá
I'm not accepted anywhere
"You're in America now, speak English"
"Habla español o se te olvidará"
Caught between two worlds

And every single look cast my way
Feels like knives on my skin
Because we've been trained to control people
We consider it child's play
But you don't know anything
You don't know where I've been

I'm not good enough
Not pretty enough
Not skinny enough
Not smart enough
ENOUGH OF THAT

This is who I am
I was born clumsy
And confused
And indecisive
I may be dust
But I am also starlight

I am a beautiful paradox
I may not fit your standards
But I fit mine

And maybe
That's enough

Can you relate to this GL girl? Tell us in the comments below!

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by GL Reader | 10/24/2017
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