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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm in my mid-30s. I know that isn't old in the grand scheme of things, but I'm getting somewhat nervous that I haven't had any children yet. I'm not married, but dating. The...
    Sdg9791 Sdg9791 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Freedom is not chaos, freedom does not rid you of responsibility and it does not give you any rights. Freedom is not gained through rebellion. Freedom is not glorified in passion...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28

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    "If I love someone I am grateful and her freedom remains intact. It is not given by me. It is her birthright, and my love cannot take it away. How can love take somebody's freedom...
    iJeetu iJeetu 26-30, M Jul 2

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    I Want My Freedom now... Where is the freedom everyone before us worked for? Does such a thing called "freedom" even exist in this world?
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    What does freedom mean in America? First off, there are too many people living hear for me to pretend like there is a simple answer. But here I am 35 years old, and I've seen...
    RichardUSArmy79 RichardUSArmy79 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I want my freedom! I feel like the situiation is stopping me and things are holding me back... Like I'm stuck and i can't get anywhere or go!I hate the thought that if I go ahead...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jun 27

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    For the last several weeks I haven't been able to set my mind straight. My mind and my desires keep shifting to the desire to be alone. Not just for a few hours or days, but for...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    "There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally." Don Miguel Ruiz
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'm a wolf that craves freedom!! I've always wanted it-needed it! I just want to run away, let nature consume me, and let my spirit roam free. I just want to allow my wild soul to...
    Vexthewolf Vexthewolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm craving for my lost freedom. I'm going to recover it and when I do no one will take it from me again!
    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M Jul 13

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    The sun does not shine now it’s cloudy all day… The water ways are stagnant why I can’t say… The stars do not blink in the night’s sky anymore… My heart is aching...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I believe in freedom of religion and I believe in freed from religion. For those who say this is a Christian nation, I grant that they are right if they speak of culture, but they...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 21 hrs ago

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    As far back as I remember I always recall wanting to get away from the house as far as I could go. My favorite toy was one that involved transportation. Either a Big Wheel, a...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Yes....i really wish it was. For me.....freedom is what i seek,from what you might say? From the negativity of this damn world. I want to meet awsome ppl in my life. I feel happy...
    Theohonor Theohonor 18-21, M Jul 15

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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My account is ellykuzma:) please comment on my story Natural Freedom and let me know what I could do better!
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Or an addiction to freedom of speech. Lmao.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 13

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    I have just shared one of Eminem's joke on rape and had my post reported and brought down. What do you think of his rape jokes and rape jokes in general? Why are people alright...
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    I wish I weren't so anxious and so un-accepting of myself. I wish I could tell my family the truth of my life without fear that they will judge me and cut me off. You love who you...
    lovelaughlearn lovelaughlearn 36-40, F a week ago

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    Here's what's been magical to me. Seeing the northern lights, watching waves crash at night and explode with firefly green phosphorescence, orangish red full moons rising above...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Owning Your Child Means Lost Freedom! I have a lot of respect for people who choose to be parents. Good for you. But that just wouldn't work for me. I know I'm only seventeen, and...
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