Redefine, redesign

A teenage girl challenges her classmate’s idea that gender identity and gender roles don’t affect us all. 

This world we live in is messed up.

We can’t get justice ‘cause the system is corrupt.

Gender. Gender. What is gender?

We lost iconic people ‘cause they identify as transgender.

Ask yourself what is gender identity?

It’s a form of expression to live freely.

A teenage girl reads the magazine weekly.

It’s a form of expression to live freely.

Looking at a report of a teenage boy transgender killed feeling a little queasy.

It’s a form of expression to live freely.

Her view of the world now has become uneasy.

Searching for answers to her questions.

Stumbling upon gender expressions.

Why do you feel uncomfortable in their presence?

Because you see men wearing some dresses.

But I’ma ask you to keep an open mind.

We are humans—female and male is humankind?

Now we have the need to hide.

But now it’s time to redefine, redesign human rights realize your state of mind ‘cause it’s time to reignite that dimming light.

This world so judgmental.

Being gay must be mental?

Gender roles.

It’s society’s concept of how men and women are expected to act.

How they should behave.

Because of laws we have to obey.

You can’t look at someone and know right away.

That’s such a cliché.

Biological sex is what you are born with,

Is it really about DNA?

Now these beautiful creatures are a myth.

Sexual orientation is when you follow your heart,

But society wants to force us apart.

Remember when our love had no flaws?

Love breaks laws.

Identification, orientation, assimilation, gender expressions,

What does it all mean really?

It’s the way you express to live your life freely.

It’s the way you express to live your life freely.

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