“l Need To Be Myself, I Chant Be Anyone Else. ” “l was born to be true and not to be perfect,” Peep said In his speech. Peep is the winner of the trending segment in It’s Showtime – That’s My Tomboy. In this segment, they (lesbians) let me, the midland people and the world to see their worth as a lesbian and as a human.
They also made me believe that all of us can be accepted In the society beyond our Imperfections, because no matter how Imperfect we are, there are still things that we must be proud of and things that we must treasure – our abilities, skills, talents, and personalities and us, being true to ourselves, and our family, friends, and loved ones. I am Joanne Mae Labia. I believe that there is no one who knows you so much but yourself and that there is such a great happiness when you know that you are living your life being true to yourself.
I am fourteen years old, eight-grader student and I’m proud to say that even though I’m still young, I already discovered some of my talents and skills and trying to improve them nowadays. I am a dancer, but I’m dancing not to impress but to express my feelings, myself, and my fife, Just Like what other dancers do. I am good In the so called “cursed” subject In the whole world – Math, and Lott proud of It. I believe that It Just really takes perseverance and hard studying to understand Its challenging and crazy concepts and problems.
I am good In puzzles, and logical questions, too. Those are some of my biggest skills that I’m really proud of and I consider them as one of the most important thing in my life together with my personality and confidence. Without them, I don’t know if I am me, if I’m the Joanne today. I also consider my inspirations and encourages as important in my life. They are my family, friends, Nina and Grille together with Daniel Paddle.
Without them, I don’t if I will have courage to study hard or show my talents and skills. I consider my abilities, skills, talents, and personalities as my strengths which are my recipes to a life that is happy and has worth. However, beyond my strengths, there Is always a weakness. I am weak In grammar, or should I say, the English subject. I am weak In sports. I am weak In memorizing. But I know, to overcome these weaknesses, I Just need to be Industrious In practicing and working out with them. Unfortunately, that’s my biggest weakness – laziness. I don’t know why, but I’m really hard-headed and to lazy. Maybe when I grow up and mature more, I’ll realize the worth of being industrious. As of now, yes I know that it is important, but I chant find ways to make myself work hard. No matter how hard I try, I chant. In being true and proud to myself, I really idealize those people that are once said to be worthless but now are rich and still stepping their feet on the ground.
Going back to Peep, even though he is in the third sex, and considered before as a worthless people together with his co-lesbians or co-third sex, in the segment said above, he made me, the midland people and the world believe that lesbians, or people in third sex are not worthless but someone who can be proud of, not because of their talents and skills, but because of who they are, what they do, and how true they are to themselves. They made me realize that everyone Is not really perfect, thus, our goal In life Is to be perfect In the eyes of others beyond our Imperfections.
I want to be Like them, not like them as lesbians, but like them that are true to themselves, and proud love yourself and worth to be loved by others. So now, I am proud to say that l, Joanne Mae Labia, an eight-grader student, am proud of my abilities and talents. But most specially, I am proud because I know myself, and I am being true to myself, not Just because it’s the right thing, but because it is what I want, and this is where I can be fulfilled – when l, myself accept who I am, what’s my worth, and what I am capable of. I need to be myself, I chant be anyone else.