Branwen Drew

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I was sixty-eight when I finally met myself.

Lost myself at birth;
Before any memories.

Glimpses of myself at four;
Playing dress-up with family friends.

Sneaking clothes from my sister
Confusion in my head;
At ten wondering;
Who am I?
What am I?
Why am I?
Boy or Girl?
Heading to Hell?

Fourteen years old;
Why am I still doing that thing?
Am I psycho?
Will I get caught?

Five years on;
Missing the senior prom;
Scared of girls;
Because of that thing.
Still questioning;
Why me?

Twenty years old; In the…

Branwen Rhiannon Drew

Artist, Activist, Poet, Writer, Liberal, Progressive “I am woman! Hear me roar!” Trans Woman. Librarian.

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