Pace wrote a really beautiful and kick-ass poem for Magpie Girl, and it’s so beautiful and so kick-ass and so very apropos to the Freak Revolution, that I’m reposting it here for you guys.
A freak’s not a freak ’cause of piercings or hair,
Straightness or gayness or tattooed or bare.
It’s not how you look or what gender you wed;
What makes you a freak is inside of your head.
A freak is a person who doesn’t conform,
Whose thoughts wander ever afield from the norm.
It’s not a big checklist that sets you apart;
What makes you a freak is inside of your heart.