"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I’m breathless now, looking back at all the ways you would not back down from survival.
Eating disorders are built on a house of lies, but if it's the only house you've ever lived in, you just won't see it that way.
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…