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Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note [full text]

The full text of Leah Alcorn’s suicide note from a few years ago.

Catholic Trans*

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It looks like Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note was taken down from her tumblr account. For the sake of posterity, here is the note in full.Her reddit posts are still up. Photo credit to heavy.com for the featured image. 

If you are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide and obviously failed to delete this post from my queue.

Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in… because I’m transgender. I could go into detail explaining why I feel that way, but this note is probably going to be lengthy enough as it is. To put it simply, I feel like a girl trapped in a boy’s body, and I’ve felt that way ever since I was 4. I never knew there was a word for that feeling, nor was it possible for a boy to become a girl, so I…

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How One Edition Of Top Of The Pops Killed The ’80s — We Are Cult

Peter Robinson wrote on We Are Cult: How One Edition Of Top Of The Pops Killed The ’80s ❉ On 23 November 1989, enter The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays… It’s curious to remember things sometimes. I spend a great deal of time with people who although they aren’t old enough to remember, have…

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Dave and George. Definitely strivers.

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Let me introduce Dave and George.

George is a striver, and so is Dave. George, for example, strove so hard that before he was even born he’d managed to move into the womb of a woman who was married to a multi-millionaire aristocrat.

And Dave had, by the sweat of his brow, managed to issue from the loins of a multi-millionaire tax-avoiding stockbroker.

George Osborne evil George Osborne being nothing like a Dickensian villain.

They have worked for everything they’ve got. None of it has been handed to them on a plate. They are not scroungers.

After the hard work they put into being born to wealthy people, Dave and George both struggled to save enough money to go to Eton and St Paul’s. They managed to do this because, in their own parlance, they are strivers. Even at the age of 13 they were earning enough to pay the minimum £30,000 per…

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TED’s giant summer reading list: 151 books to dive into right now — ideas.ted.com

We asked TED speakers, TED-Ed educators and TED Fellows: “What books would you bring with you to a desert island?” In their deliciously diverse responses, you’ll find there’s something for every kind of reader. When you’re hungry for advice and insight on a very important topic: You The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal…

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