I am Officially Finished. I am Officially Fucking Finished. I am off the charts, off my rocker, off my nut. I’m OFF.
I am finished agreeing to disagree with people who think their feelings and opinions are worth more than my body. I am finished supporting supposed allies who are willing to sacrifice my rights in the name of acceptance, bipartisanship, or compromise. I am finished allowing the people in my life to stand silent while issues of my health and liberty are at stake.
I am finished being a good listener when no one is listening to me. I am finished listening to accusations of “closed-mindedness” from people who cannot see past their own noses.
I am finished entertaining the notion that my race, class, gender, or consensual sexual activities in any way impact my ability to make decisions about my own life as a valid opinion. I am finished allowing others to spew biased inaccuracies regarding the issues I care about in my presence. I am finished allowing people who do not respect me into my life.
I am finished prefacing my political views with “I think.” I don’t think; I know. I am finished allowing myself to be interrupted, silenced, and dismissed. I am finished telling myself to wait for the right moment; that moment is now.
I am finished hiding my politics from my friends and acquaintances for fear of confrontation. I am finished being fearful of being considered “radical,” of being accused of “taking everything too seriously,” of being called “crazy.”
I am finished apologizing for my anger. Is my rage making people around me uncomfortable? I am finished considering that a bad thing. I am finished prioritizing peace over justice simply because that is what is expected of me. I am finished putting social graces over my life.
I am finished assuming that someone else will say what I am thinking. I am finished hoping someone else will stand up to the oppression I see around me.
Finally, I am finished letting myself off the hook for fights that “aren’t mine.” Liberty and justice for all.
Are you Officially Fucking Finished? What is your first act as a person who is OFF?
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