If I am white or black,

If I am a local or a foreigner,

If I am transit or immigrant,

Don’t judge me.

If I am tall or short,

If I am fat or thin,

If I am beautiful or ugly,

Don’t judge me.

If I cover or uncover myself,

If I go out at night or I just stay home,

If I brush my hair or not,

Don’t judge me.

If I am single or in love,

If I am married or divorced,

If I am a virgin or not

Don’t judge me!

If I am a doctor or an artist,

If I am an architect or a builder,

If am an engineer or a mechanic,

Don’t judge me!

If I am a billionaire or a pauper,

If I live in a palace or in a cabin,

If I save or misuse my money,

Don’t judge me!

If I am stingy or generous,

If I am a cavalier or humble,

If I choose to buy expensive or cheap things,

Don’t judge me!

If I am Muslim or Christian,

If I am Buddhist or Jew,

If I am atheist or agnostic,

Don’t judge me!

If I have parents or not,

If I know my dad or not,

If I live in the past or in the present,

Don’t judge me!

If I am the first or the last one,

If I win or lose,

If I care or not,

Don’t judge me!

If I come from the North or from the South,

If I come from the East or from the West,

If I am similar or different than you,

Don’t judge me!

If I talk or not,

If I am active or passive,

If I have what to say or not,

Don’t judge me!

If I am gay or lesbian,

If I don’t know who I am or what I like,

If I actually know and I am open about it,

Don’t judge me!

Don’t label me,

Don’t call my name,

Don’t compare me,

Don’t judge me!

You don’t know how I am,

You don’t know where I come from,

You don’t know how I have been raised,

Don’t judge me!

You don’t know how I think,

You don’t know how I live,

You don’t know how I suffer,

Don’t judge me!

You can’t walk in my shoes,

You can’t wear my skin,

You don’t know what shaped me,

Don’t judge me!

I don’t have a solution,

I don’t need a solution,

I don’t even have a problem,

Don’t judge me!

My only problem is YOU,

I am part of you,

I judge you because you judge me,

Don’t judge me!

God damn it,

Let me be who I am,

I have a reason for it,

Don’t judge me!

Written by Majlinda Xhaferaj

Edited by Maria Tirnovanu

Also published in Albanian: http://blink.al/mos-me-gjyko/

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