Color Outside the Lines: Liking the “Wrong Things”

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A random thing I was thinking about the other day–that’s actually adjacent to an earlier discussion prompt from Pachy–do you have any favorite things, or simply things you enjoy, pertaining to your identity that you feel you shouldn’t? Or perhaps that others have made you feel you shouldn’t? Such as things that are “bad representation” ?

As always, the prompt is merely for discussion. Please feel free to talk about anything you’d like!