Happy Sunday! Let’s talk Gratitude. 💕🌈🌸
Long before started by my transition, I heard a plethora of horror stories of individuals losing their sense of security (family, friends, jobs, homes, et cetera) from transitioning. These stories shook me to my core and the fear of losing everything kept me from accepting myself for far too long.
Eventually I had gotten to point where I needed to accept myself and from there I started my transition. Fearing losing everything, I spent the first few months on HRT in secret from everyone. From there I worked my way up to coming out by going to friends and family already in or with family members in the LGBTQ+ community. Once I had built up the courage and support, I had started my path towards coming out to loved ones.
I fully expected to lose most, if not all, of my family and friends in the process, but, to my surprise, they all accepted me (in time).
These last two years would not have gone by as smoothly without the love, support, and acceptance from everyone around me. I am so #grateful for everyone who helped me find “me”. 💕🌈🌸
While the “horror” stories do unfortunately happen to many individuals, in my experience speaking with so many individuals, I’ve found that a plethora of lgbtq+ folk who share a similar “coming out” experience to mine.
Moral of this long winded story: Don’t let fear keep you from being your most authentic self.
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Avsnitt 2 är nu släppt!
I detta avsnitt lär vi känna Jimmy, en del av MTF! Vi finns på spotify & podbean! Länk finns i bio.
Some edited remakes for you lovely people...
But for realsies, friends, living as a trans person is an active choice. It's looking the world in the eye, glaring at it, in fact, and saying "no... Fuck you... I won't let you drag me down."
Our lives are, after all, an subtle flash in the history of our universe.
I chose the two monolues from Shakespeare for an important reason.
The first one is from the Tragedy of Macbeth, one of Willy's most terrifying plays, and the second one is from the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
I chose these two because they have something in common.
Both the King of Scotland and the prince of Denmark accept death. One of them sees it as a last resort, while the other one sees it as A fitting conclusion, and sometimes, I'm not sure which is which.
I'm bringing this up because I'm sure the trans Community can relate to both instances. Transitioning isn't really a fun and games thing, usually it's done with a now-or-never mentality, a burning feeling that if you're going to survive, then you better put on some armor, whether that armor is smoother skin, more fat, and an uncontrollable need to pee, or body hair, more muscle mass, and intense body odors.
Macbeth's monologue is also dunked in despair. He says this right before charging into a battle he knows he will lose, as trees are pretty good fighters.
Hamlets monologue is also in despair, but a more millenial one.
Being at pushed to edge of humanity, you start to learn a few things.
For instance, survival skills, empathy, and a fucked up sense of humor.
Healing only begins when you use those skills to make your way back in to that humanity, being in tune with yourself.
So yes, its better to bear arms against a sea of troubles, even if it's at a petty pace. The candle that leads the way to a dusty death can only do so if the flame is burnt out.
Which is why we celevrate pride.
If we keep moving and ignore destiny, maybe we dojt have to share rhe same fate as hamlet, or Macbeth, or even ophelia.
One step at a time, friends.
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