Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me. 

That is the chant we are told in Kindergarten, but we know the truth – words do hurt, and they sometimes crush us. Not like bones snapping, but like feathers being placed one at a time upon our soul until the sheer weight of them is insufferable.

The I’m Tired Project imagines if the microaggressions we hear over and over were written upon our bodies, for all the world to see.

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