"To be able to not claim a race or identity is a privilege. You are mundane you are considered normal. You get to choose your identity. It’s not forced on you based on what you look like."
I genuinely resent how ‘respecting parents’ often translates into allowing yourself to be an emotional (or even physical) punching bag, doormat or vessel for them to relentlessly project their idealized image of the perfect child, which often proves detrimental and inhibiting. Fuck that shit.