Her Birth Certificate Was Changed to Hide a Family Secret

My family’s long hidden truth had lasting consequences

Kitty Williams
4 min readJan 14, 2022

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Months before my grandmother died of cancer, she told her daughter a secret. She wanted her to know the truth about her date of birth. She revealed to her daughter that her birth certificate had been altered to say that she had been born two months later than she actually was.

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Kitty Williams

writer of sad poetry & essays on feminism, politics, LGBTQ, religion & whatever else I feel like. bookworm, stargazer, daydreamer & devoted mom to fur babies