Fine, here's my insightful take on manhood:
How to tell if you're a man: Does it make you happy to think of yourself as one? If you're not sure, try it out. Take as much time as you need. Much love to you on this journey.
How to be a man: Think of yourself as one. If you feel safe doing so, tell other people.
How to be a good man: Be a good person while thinking of yourself as a man.
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I'm still so young, lol. I was beginning to think that i was done unpacking the trauma from my adolescence. It has only been about 6 years though. Trauma that leaves you a husk of a person on the edge of death typically takes a lot longer than that to heal from.
I'm still torn up about the youth that was taken from me and that's nothing to be ashamed of
trauma, oversharing 3
I'm bawling because i have been so uncharitable to myself for all this time. Blaming myself for the treatment i got. I should have never been put in a position where i had to choose between being myself and being supported in the first place.
This is the world i was born into! I never deserved the hostility I've faced all this time. But when everyone else tells you you're the problem, it seems true.
trauma, oversharing 3
It shouldn't have been like that. I didn't deserve that. Only NOW am i understanding how unfair it was for me to be treated like that. That i should have been allowed to exist as a gay, transgender atheist who never bothered anyone without losing the respect and friendship of my peers.
trauma, oversharing 2
For the 6-10 years that have passed since then, my attitude has been that i made a choice to be who I am knowing that it would lead me to be excommunicated by those around me. I could have chosen to do the work of pretending to be someone I'm not, but i chose to be true to myself and turn my back on my family, church, and larger community. I knew what the consequences would be and I took them with my head down until i graduated.
I just suddenly realized that the poor treatment i received from my peers in high school wasn't my fault. I wasn't bullied per se but i was a social pariah. Hardly anyone would speak to me or spend lunch period with me. The only acquaintances i had were also pretty low on the social food chain- a girl who everyone treated strangely because her dad kidnapped her in elementary school and her boyfriend who got mono in middle school.
@Rasp Image description:
The picture: A beautiful transwoman is wearing a top with flower prints, raised on one half of her body to allow her to b breast feed her baby.
The text: A trans womam posted about working with her doctor and a lactation consultatn to breastfeed her and her partner's baby by following the widely used and repsected Newman-Goldfarb protocol to induce lactation. TERF's proceed to lose their minds and fail basic biology.
@moviemorgz people with the last name Tucker: medium floor, high ceiling
people with the first name Tucker: just trash-tier
Meanwhile, let's normalize saying, "So easy my boss can use it" and banish "so easy my mom can use it" to the scrapheap of history.
Stop planting trees and start planting fossil fuel execs face first through a wall
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