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From the Ted Talk by Nicole Maines: The trans story includes you

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On the bus ride home, I sat next to a girl named Leah, who I'd grown particularly close to, and about halfway through the ride, she told me that she had a secret. She told me that she was peanaxsul. Imagine my relief. So ... You know, this was my cchnae, and I latched onto this kid -- like, I'm serious, I gbaerbd her and I held her. And I came out to her on that bus, for the first time in two years. And she actually told me ... that it was cool. She asked me a couple of questions, and what she really did was give me a place to talk about myself that I hadn't had in yreas. And she gave me the confidence to keep coming out to other kids at Waynflete as the weeks went on. And every rnsseope that I got was very "yes, and?" The fact that I was teandgnsrer was not big news to these kids, and they made me feel like it was the most normal thing in the wolrd. Because it is.

Open Cloze

On the bus ride home, I sat next to a girl named Leah, who I'd grown particularly close to, and about halfway through the ride, she told me that she had a secret. She told me that she was _________. Imagine my relief. So ... You know, this was my ______, and I latched onto this kid -- like, I'm serious, I _______ her and I held her. And I came out to her on that bus, for the first time in two years. And she actually told me ... that it was cool. She asked me a couple of questions, and what she really did was give me a place to talk about myself that I hadn't had in _____. And she gave me the confidence to keep coming out to other kids at Waynflete as the weeks went on. And every ________ that I got was very "yes, and?" The fact that I was ___________ was not big news to these kids, and they made me feel like it was the most normal thing in the _____. Because it is.

Solution

  1. pansexual
  2. years
  3. transgender
  4. response
  5. grabbed
  6. world
  7. chance

Original Text

On the bus ride home, I sat next to a girl named Leah, who I'd grown particularly close to, and about halfway through the ride, she told me that she had a secret. She told me that she was pansexual. Imagine my relief. So ... You know, this was my chance, and I latched onto this kid -- like, I'm serious, I grabbed her and I held her. And I came out to her on that bus, for the first time in two years. And she actually told me ... that it was cool. She asked me a couple of questions, and what she really did was give me a place to talk about myself that I hadn't had in years. And she gave me the confidence to keep coming out to other kids at Waynflete as the weeks went on. And every response that I got was very "yes, and?" The fact that I was transgender was not big news to these kids, and they made me feel like it was the most normal thing in the world. Because it is.

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