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Lilith

“How do you fight off the unfairness in your life?”

In Oxford School Dictionary, “justice” is defined as “being just: fair treatment”.

Bullshit.

In my dictionary, justice is not about giving that terrorist the death sentence.
In my dictionary, justice is not about jailing that rapist.
In my dictionary, justice is not about punishing that boy who bullied the girl.

In my dictionary, justice is about fighting for yourself. Just yourself.
In my world, Lady Justice doesn’t do her job; I do her job.

If I were born as a deer, I would hunt and kill tigers.
If I were born into a poor family, I would rob the wealthy of their riches.
If I were born without legs, I would break everyone’s legs.
If I were born hearing-impaired, I would slice off everyone’s ears.

That is justice.

My name is Lilith Ng and I am HIV-positive.

 

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