I accumulated scars on my body and treated them as badges of honor. I'd hardly ever witnessed the badass women in my family shedding tears, and when I'd seen my female peers crying in my youth, it was always over something I found ridiculous, like a boy or a grade on a test or the emotional intensity of their period. Fortunately I'd never been prone to tears in the first place.Rather than react to upset with profound sadness, I've always tended toward indifference, distraction, or rage.
Never started dating
Six years later, I'm still a queer woman, and I'm still prone to tears.
Sometimes I think the change in disposition was due to proximity, in the same way my friends believe we're all menstrually synced.
I remember attending family funerals as a child, dry-eyed and solemn and bored out of my mind.
My parents divorced right before I hit middle school, and my sister and I celebrated rather than mourned it.
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Now that I have, I’ve come to the realization that I waited too long.
I think it’s important to take time to heal from divorce.
I could cultivate both, at my own pace and with my own flair, and be respected and celebrated.