"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.