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I’m just drawn this way: an illustrated ‘coming out’ story

Drawing was a lifeline for Desmond Meagley, who grew up moving to different cities and with tension at home. The characters he drew on paper were like friends. And as his gender identity began to change, his sketches became an even more important way of drawing a new sense of identity. “I could turn off my thoughts and let the pen take over until the day was over, and then I could disappear.” Read more at Youth Radio.

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2016 by in Commentary, Youth Radio and tagged .

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