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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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    Free!

    Whenever I think about this topic I come to this song by the English group Cast: Free Me: Give me some time to be me Give me the space that I need Give me a reason to be Give me some time to be I've got to open my eyes to see Give me the air that I breathe Give me the...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    Just Debs

    The freedom to be me. I am a 44 year old transgendered women who lives in London Since a very early age I knew that there was something different about me. I did not like playing with guns on cars I liked my sister’s Cindy (Barbie) much better….. I did all the usual...
    debbie11T debbie11T 41-45, T 3 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    And I Use My Freedom Well!

    For so long... from the age of 6 until the age of 21, I was not my true self. I was not free to be myself. No, I guess no one held a gun to my head and made me dance to their beat. I think the real truth is, I was AFRAID to stand on my own two feet and be different than anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    So my mom drops this bombshell on me

    that she would want me to be a woman who can be able to be independent which I thought made sense. But.... She goes on to say that I should be a woman who will be able to cook for my husband, considering that we are both coming from work and are both tired but just because I am...
    sunnydiana sunnydiana 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    Freedom Of A Muslim Woman

    It is a truth a muslim woman should appear with her hijab, she loves it,& she is considering it as her protection she is free before a big crowd because she is with her hijab friends of iblees roaming everywhere but she is with her protection I wonder why she should be in the...
    radie radie 16-17 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Choice

                               I believe that  I still have the chance to say pretty much what  I feel. We havent  a  dictator as of...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Weather Mood Change

    I LOVE IT WHEN ITS COLD OUTSIDE AND WHEN IT SNOW OR RAIN CAUSE IT KEEP A FEW PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE BUT WHEN THE SUN COME OUT I GET MAD OR DEPRESS CAUSE ITS STARTING TO SEEM LIKE I DONT WANT TO BE AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE WINTER IS BEAUTIFUL
    janetrose janetrose 46-50, F Apr 2, 2012

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    I don't have boyfriends. But it's always good to have some friends who are boys around me and care for me. Both of us do not give any names on our relationship, we are close, more...
    GemiePeach GemiePeach 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I tried explaining to my mom over the weekend why I don't want any kids. There are many reasons but all my mom says is "you are in a bad financial situation now, you will change...
    AwakenAndLost AwakenAndLost 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    My name is Tiffani and I am looking for another person with KSS for my brother, Keith. He is 42 now and was diagnosed at 24. He started showing signs in his late teens, first by...
    Tiffanimorgan Tiffanimorgan 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Yes, I have a nudist family as does my girlfriend. Everyone in my/our family is a home nudist & always have been. Everyone in our families is & has always been open-minded...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I remember being in the last year of high school and being one of the skinny ish kids and i used to go shopping for clothes in normal shops now i have to go to plus size shops to...
    bigchubbygirl bigchubbygirl 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have my own Valentine's tradition, albeit a lonely one. Every year on the weekend of Valentine's I like to dress up. I pretend that I have a date to go on, and that I need to...
    Mephistos Mephistos 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it feels like someone else (someone nasty and incredibly perverted) is in charge of my mind and body while the real me is just watching, trapped and powerless on the...
    celvorius celvorius 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    When I walked back in, you looked surprised. I was surprised too but I didn't show it. I was surprised by myself, a year ago I never would have even been able to talk to you for...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Most people only see me in my briefs in my dreams they always have something to talk about though like its cool you know. I think so too because being in my briefs is kinda...
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    After eight months of going through the bureaucracy of our health system and waiting for their approval, I finally had the chance to see a new neurologist. I was excited, yet...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have such bad anxiety. it's never been this bad I'm having pain in my left arm and consistent headaches....I'm always so exhausted because I can't sleep at night and before I hit...
    deshhh14 deshhh14 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    gosh life is super hard without a phone ive been asking for almost 2 years know but seem like im still not old enough or there just stalling because they think ill become a bad kid...
    ohhimlonely ohhimlonely 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    4. Sometimes I wonder where my life would be without the internet and communities such as EP. For as long as I can remember I have always used the internet as a platform for...
    TatlerAmbition TatlerAmbition 70+ 4 hrs ago

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    I have light blue eyes that sometimes look a bit greyish :)
    Arinalowell Arinalowell 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My lab is much more than just a "dog", he actually works with me and has a bedroom of his own. BUT this sucker follows me every single place I go even in my house. I find myself...
    TennesseeWhiskey TennesseeWhiskey 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    The more time you spend bitching about your life, the less time you'll have, to do something about it.
    LucyFuhr LucyFuhr 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    it doesn't matter if you're a wife, fiance, or girlfriend. If you love your man and want to stand by his side during this time then do it! love is love and it is beautiful...
    kianalove3 kianalove3 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My Junior year of highschool, I used to have to get up every morning at 2 am so I could make it to an early class (thank you metro transit system... -_-) and every morning, when I...
    Grimthorn Grimthorn 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Too many. Way too many. People, a lot of those I've come across, lie, make false promises, make you believe in them and then show you the the other side of the picture, the reality...
    FallingApart33 FallingApart33 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've had dreams all my life that come true. My mother always said to listen to your dreams they will guide you. Normally I only have preconceived dreams about myself. My mom...
    TrinJustine TrinJustine 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I usually have nightmares when I run a fever. So frustrating.
    Grayhairedgoaliedad Grayhairedgoaliedad 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have literally no family...they all died...except for my dad... he is still in jail for abusing me and nearly killing me three times when I was a child
    happquinn3368 happquinn3368 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    when I was 5-6 my dad molested me and my mom denied it and says that the flash backs I get are lies I've filled my head with and now I find out that if my mom gets another thing...
    sirenserenade sirenserenade 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Can anyone help me I have Cerebral Palsy and I dribble all the time. I have poor mouth control and closure I wear a bib all the time is there any treatment that can be done to...
    Nic1981 Nic1981 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    I wanted to spread love wherever I go, and I feel as if I have plenty of hearts in my pockets so I want to give it to others that show their true self to me. I felt as if I'm...
    greenamythese77 greenamythese77 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I didn't inherit much from my mother, but one thing she and I have in common are that we dream very very vividly, and when we wake up we remember our dreams very clearly. I can...
    mandabanana25 mandabanana25 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't exactly say I had anger issues, because I am that quiet one, but I feel like when people treat me like sh*t, I'll just let it go for that moment and go on with my day. I...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    •FATHER• Temporary feelings, they eventually burned as I sit here bruised and scared for the rest of my life. I might have lost the war, but reality strikes, I want to cry...
    Ameleasmith Ameleasmith 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    •FATHER• Temporary feelings, they eventually burned as I sit here bruised and scared for the rest of my life. I might have lost the war, but reality strikes, I want to cry...
    Ameleasmith Ameleasmith 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    •FATHER• Temporary feelings, they eventually burned as I sit here bruised and scared for the rest of my life. I might have lost the war, but reality strikes, I want to cry...
    Ameleasmith Ameleasmith 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    •FATHER• Temporary feelings, they eventually burned as I sit here bruised and scared for the rest of my life. I might have lost the war, but reality strikes, I want to cry...
    Ameleasmith Ameleasmith 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    my freedom ends where your freedom begins... and your freedom ends where my freedom begins. to be free is to respect and be respected, to not judge and not be judged, to live with...
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    "The perfect dictatorship would have the appearance of democracy, a prison without walls in which the prisoners would not dream of escape. A system of slavery where, through...
    GatoNegro2 GatoNegro2 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    For at my lowest of low, I found my humanity. From the pits of my hell, I saw the world from a fresh perspective. Though I may wonder what might've been, I'll be forever grateful...
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago