- it would be deemed medically necessary therefore offering easier access to treatment.
- parents and those closest to us would understand us better if they acknowledged this is not a choice
- we would no longer simply be looped in with gay people, we would have our own discourse which actually helps us
- questioning people would have an easier time figuring out what is happening with clear and concise guidelines rather than simply feelings
- people with internalized transphobia would feel less freakish if this was seen as nothing more than a medical condition they cannot control, rather than this social construct melting bullshit
- we would be normal
“P.S. Just a reminder: Grief is not a one-time thing for people with chronic health problems. Just like people grieving the loss of a loved one find the sadness washes over them at holidays or family events or even unexpected everyday moments, we who are grieving the loss of ourselves, or our former lives, will find the feelings come at random—When someone mentions an activity we used to love, or even something as simple as spilling a glass of milk, or not being able to find our keys. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It means you’re human. And it’s okay.”
Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical help for Those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems by Kimberly Rae (via brittieslifeasiknowit)
Most days I’m totally okay and then something small hits me and I remember, right. I’m not normal. And I don’t get to be. And while most of the time, I’d prefer to be the unique one, every once in a while, all I want to be is the one that blends into the crowd and lives the life of everyone else.
I once cried because there were scientists on TV studying plants in a very harsh area of the world and they were climbing a small mountain and they looked very happy about their job and I cried because I’ll never be able to have that.
One of the most accurate depictions of a panic attack that I’ve ever seen.
Thank you. Just thank you. Far too many people don’t seem to grasp the concept of what a panic attack actually is. Getting upset is not a panic attack. This is.
HEY HI I’VE BEEN HAVING A PANIC ATTACK FOR 2 WEEKS THANKS I haven’t slept more than 2 hours a day and I haven’t eaten more than 5 spoons of oatmeal and a mister freeze for 2 days.
Moving is harsh.
I guess you wanted to give me a compliment there, thank you?
But actually I’ll use this opportunity to talk about why I disagree.
My face without make up is just a white canvas, my body without clothes and my hair without color or style are the same too. I am nothing more and nothing less than any regular person in the world. And being seen as pretty by others has never been my aim, I’m pretty for myself and if you’d actually like the way I look with make up I would be really flattered, because that’s my artwork and that would mean you have the same taste as me and that we are sharing something.
Every part of myself is my artwork, and the result you see on picture is my masterpiece.
So for me to be told that I don’t need to paint on my canvas is telling me that I don’t need to express myself or create the picture I have in mind with my favorite medium : my body.
But it’s ok, you don’t know me and you just wanted to tell someone they are pretty without make up (I guess some people like to be told this, like it boost their self esteem or something, and it’s a good thing, I don’t want to dissuade you from doing so to other people with lack self esteem related to their appearance) and I’m just a random tumblr you like (I guess?) so I don’t mind. (I would mind if you were a close friend and you just don’t get who I am hahaha)
Have a nice day torngarsuk
Also applies to me.
For exemple,I chose to camouflage my dark circle then put make-up on and redo them in a way I like. People find it stupid but it’s part of my art.
Studies show that women apologize more than men, often for perfectly reasonable acts like, you know, taking up space.