TW: death/rape threats, violence
Before I started High School, I received constant death and rape threats, sometimes because of my ethnicity. At times, they would also kick and punch me til’ I couldn’t stand up on my feet. I remember how they sometimes used to say things like “Fucking ugly brown Indian shit!”. It took me a while before I understood that what happened to me was not my fault. It was not my fault that these white guys thought these things about me solely because of my gender and ethnicity. It was not my fault these guys entertained themselves by kicking me til’ I fell. It was their fault. Their fucking fault but despite me knowing this and typing this… it hurts to know that there are days I doubt myself regarding this.
- Yazmine

TW: death/rape threats, violence

Before I started High School, I received constant death and rape threats, sometimes because of my ethnicity. At times, they would also kick and punch me til’ I couldn’t stand up on my feet. I remember how they sometimes used to say things like “Fucking ugly brown Indian shit!”. It took me a while before I understood that what happened to me was not my fault. It was not my fault that these white guys thought these things about me solely because of my gender and ethnicity. It was not my fault these guys entertained themselves by kicking me til’ I fell. It was their fault. Their fucking fault but despite me knowing this and typing this… it hurts to know that there are days I doubt myself regarding this.

- Yazmine