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From the Ted Talk "iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay"

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So this is me when I was 11. I was playing a kid named Walter in a movie called "Julian Po." I was a little street tough that followed Christian Slater around and badgered him. See, I was also a cdilh actor, which bldodeu up the layers of the efrmocnrpae of my identity, because no one knew that I was actually a girl really playing a boy. In fact, no one in my feli knew that I was a girl — not my teachers at school, not my friends, not the directors that I worked with. Kids would often come up to me in class and grab me by the throat to check for an Adam's apple or gbar my cochrt to check what I was working with. When I would go to the ohoabtrm, I would turn my shoes around in the stalls so that it looked like I was peeing standing up. At sleepovers I would have panic attacks trying to break it to girls that they didn't want to issk me without outing myself.

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So this is me when I was 11. I was playing a kid named Walter in a movie called "Julian Po." I was a little street tough that followed Christian Slater around and badgered him. See, I was also a _____ actor, which _______ up the layers of the ___________ of my identity, because no one knew that I was actually a girl really playing a boy. In fact, no one in my ____ knew that I was a girl — not my teachers at school, not my friends, not the directors that I worked with. Kids would often come up to me in class and grab me by the throat to check for an Adam's apple or ____ my ______ to check what I was working with. When I would go to the ________, I would turn my shoes around in the stalls so that it looked like I was peeing standing up. At sleepovers I would have panic attacks trying to break it to girls that they didn't want to ____ me without outing myself.

Solution

  1. bathroom
  2. life
  3. doubled
  4. crotch
  5. kiss
  6. child
  7. performance
  8. grab

Original Text

So this is me when I was 11. I was playing a kid named Walter in a movie called "Julian Po." I was a little street tough that followed Christian Slater around and badgered him. See, I was also a child actor, which doubled up the layers of the performance of my identity, because no one knew that I was actually a girl really playing a boy. In fact, no one in my life knew that I was a girl — not my teachers at school, not my friends, not the directors that I worked with. Kids would often come up to me in class and grab me by the throat to check for an Adam's apple or grab my crotch to check what I was working with. When I would go to the bathroom, I would turn my shoes around in the stalls so that it looked like I was peeing standing up. At sleepovers I would have panic attacks trying to break it to girls that they didn't want to kiss me without outing myself.

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human beings 5
evident truths 5
percent straight 3
civil rights 3

Important Words

  1. actor
  2. apple
  3. attacks
  4. badgered
  5. bathroom
  6. boy
  7. break
  8. called
  9. check
  10. child
  11. christian
  12. class
  13. crotch
  14. directors
  15. doubled
  16. fact
  17. friends
  18. girl
  19. girls
  20. grab
  21. identity
  22. kid
  23. kids
  24. kiss
  25. knew
  26. layers
  27. life
  28. looked
  29. movie
  30. named
  31. outing
  32. panic
  33. peeing
  34. performance
  35. playing
  36. po
  37. school
  38. shoes
  39. slater
  40. sleepovers
  41. stalls
  42. standing
  43. street
  44. teachers
  45. throat
  46. tough
  47. turn
  48. walter
  49. worked
  50. working