I was in bed this morning and began thinking about holiday gatherings that are coming up.
I began to have a cold sweat. Since I came out as female, much of my family doesn’t know how to react around me. I know they are trying to “deal with this” as best they can. Honestly, it would be easier if I had lost an arm or leg or been horribly disfigured in a car accident. My family sees it as I “chose to be a woman.” Why would I choose to have my life utterly uprooted, passed over for job after job, be verbally abused by random strangers for no reason other than who I am. I really want to be put through medical exams every couple of months and have humiliation heaped upon it by doctors who have “heard of my condition” but are not interested in treatment. I chose to live for decades with chronic depression and physical ailments that spawned from it.
I don’t know if I want to attend any of my family’s gatherings this year. I don’t want to deal with condescending questions and statements from people who should be accepting of me. I don’t ask my cousins “Hey, How are your kids liking parole?” or “Are your grandchildren doing well?” when they have been in and out of jail and rehab…
I don’t think I’m interested in dealing with it. I hate to keep Reda from seeing her family but I’m not going to show up just to have people insult and humiliate me in front of my daughter.
I like this better when synced with Skrillex
I would have done this with my old washer except that the factory balancing mechanism was actually a cut cinder block bolted to the bottom of the washer drum, opposite of the motor…
If I tried this, the resulting explosion would have killed anyone in a fifty foot radius…
I was able to get an appointment with the Trans Health Initiative in Atlanta to get a letter drafted for the Social Security Administration and the State Department to have the gender markers changed on my passport and with Social Security.
I won’t be able to change my birth certificate, as Alabama requires a letter stating that GRS has been performed. On the plus side, this is not a requirement in all states and we are planning to move elsewhere, as I am not “employable” to many employers in this state.
He will be missed!
i drew this for the bubbline tag specially (◡‿◡✿)
No matter how many times I’ve done it before, I will never not reblog this♥
Tumblr, pack your bags…
omg look how far away you would be from everyone you don’t like
Check it out for yourselves!
look i’m a hooman hurr durr
i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.
See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.
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