The 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states, "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Allow Little Boy Blue to demonstrate.
It rained here in Georgia earlier this week. Just as P2 and LBB went to leave, the rain increased and started to pour on our area. Instead of complaining that he would have to run through the rain to class, LBB quietly went upstairs to get his rain gear.
From across the hall, he asked me, "Do y ou think I will keep dry if I wear this?"
Then he walked in my room.
I laughed. I tried not to but he caught me off guard. I assured him he would be dry.
He is no slave to fashion; no slave to social norms or expectations.
There are times I wish I still had that freedom.