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When I was young I knew something was different about me. It was like I had two different energies inside of me; one masculine and one feminine.

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  • By Siynatee McGraw Special to the News
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Being from a small Kansas town, it is not unusual to be one of the only, if not the only, person of color in the room. For example, my English class contains three persons of color out of 14 students.