Sha’Nyia Baltimore has lived a lot of lives. As a drag performer and trans person in New Orleans and Dallas, she often felt like she wasn’t living up to others’ expectations of femininity. When she tried living as a boy in Austin, she found that, yet again, her peers were not respecting her gender presentation. Eventually, Sha’Nyia realized that the best path forward for her was one where she dictated her own destiny and stopped living for others.
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