Learning How to Say No

Trigger warning: reference to harassment. 

 

I wish when I started out college, I knew how to say no. 

 

No, I’m tired and don’t want to go out right now.

 

No, I’m not feeling good and can’t make it to class.

 

No, I’m sick. No, mental illness isn’t abnormal.

 

No, I’m not confused about my identity.

 

No, I am normal.

 

No, I don’t want to dance with you.

 

No, I don’t want you.

 

I wish that, when I started college, I knew how to say what I meant instead of how I thought I wanted others to view me. Please, learn from what I did. Learn how to say yes to your needs. 

 

Learn how to say no.