Do not dismiss 
his story;
you know,
the one where he 
was unjustly arrested 
because of the color of his skin:
her story;
you know,
the one where she 
was molested 
and threatened to stay silent:
their story;
the one where they
were afraid to use the bathroom 
that matches their gender identity.
Do not dismiss
these stories
because they make you
uncomfortable,
uneasy;
because you don’t
understand.
Do
not
dismiss
their
stories.
- bshivers

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