you read that right.
fifteen. 16. 17. 18.
i learned about the dark side of the world early in my life.
to the men who stare at me as i walk down the street...
i see you.
to the men who whistle, catcall, and otherwise do as they please...
i hear you.
these heels i wear on my feet, they are not for you. i wear these shoes because they are beautiful.
those big, flashy earrings i wear, they are not for you.
i love the tinkle they make in my ears. i love the way they sparkle in the sunlight.
my body, my being, my sexuality, my love...
it is not for you to take as you please.
it must be earned. you must be given permission.
and unless i say yes, you have no right to touch me.