Now instead of best days, Sasha has a series of “worst days,” and “worst nights.” Their legs constantly ache and itch, and everything is different now. They must shower sitting down and still “feel like they have to pee all the time, but can’t, a side effect of having a urinary catheter in for all those weeks.” Sasha is tired at school, but their pain pills make them “hyper.” Everything has happened so fast. “How is this a thing that happens?” Sasha wonders.
Sasha can’t understand how their skirt has led to such pain. Their entire life has to be modified because they have been perceived as different and targeted for it, and this too underscores the hardships faced by the trans and agender community.