Andrea Gibson's powerful new video for their poem "Your Life" is both a love letter and rallying cry — not only to their former self, but to anyone currently struggling with their own identity.
In the video, the poet urges everyone — queer and otherwise — to choose to live a "hard life" that is completely their own over an easy one.
"I went through a period, before writing this, where I was feeling pretty dreamy about the idea of time travel. I was thinking about how comforting and exciting it would have been to be young and have a pep talk from my older self in terms of gender and queerness — the good and the bad of it."
Many of the lyrics reference (very specifically) Gibson's own personal experiences with their gender identity while growing up.