I’m not going to get it right all the time.
Even though I’m an activist.
Even though I’m an advocate.
Even though I have a disability.
I won’t live up to your expectations.
They’re sometimes lofty.
There’s a standard for me, yet a standard for others.
I will fail you.
But the weight of my own failure in my eyes is thousandfold.
I overthink and aim to please, always.
I won’t be polite.
And get angry.
I’m not going to respond to every injustice with dignity.
Because I’m tired.
I’ll sometimes contradict my values and what I’ve written previously.
You can Google, and catch me out.
But I’ll keep trying my best.
I am human.
Just like them,
Human, just like everyone else.
As you keep telling me.
I’ll make mistakes.
And I’ll apologise when I’ve hurt people.
But I’ll make mistakes.
Just like you.