I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
"Human beings are not just the sum of their biology."
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
As much as I hate admitting this, these were lessons that I often learned the hard way.
I wish I had the Perfect Transgender Narrative™ to convince you of my validity. But I don’t.
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide attempts, from a "preventative" standpoint, are rarely, if ever, as easily prevented as calling a hotline or a loved one. "Reaching out" — while incredibly important — is not the be-all-end-all of preventative strategies. Especially [...]
In truth, his soul was hollowed out long before he found us.
"Heart reacts" and "hope you're okay" comments on Facebook, however well-intentioned they are, often aren't enough.
If your goal for therapy is impossible? You might give up before you ever get to the good stuff.
Brow filler isn't just for brows, my friends.