- more asexual representation
- less Sad Lesbians and more Happy Lesbians
- more trans representation
- non-binary representation beyond genderless robots in sci-fi films
- BETTER AND MORE QUEER REPRESENTATION
Kerry, my Grandma’s dog. I adore her!
I’m giving a speech tomorrow! It’s about my life experiences.
Topics I’m focusing on: Gender, race, homelessness, mental health, and my recovery.
Overview: As a genderqueer/black individual I’ve experienced a lot of transphobia and racism. When I came out as genderqueer to my family I was kicked out of the house, which left my homeless for a year (2010). That’s when my battle with depression and suicidal thoughts began.
Luckily, I was able to find a safe space to nurture my road to recovery. I’m now working at an LGBT community center and at a homeless shelter. I reunited with my brother and we now have a close relationship. I’m so thankful that I continued living, even when things got tough. Things got better and they are continuing to get better!
Thanks to caitlintheawesome for encouraging me to share my story! You helped me find the confidence to speak about my experiences. I can’t wait to give that speech tomorrow! Hopefully I can inspire someone in that audience as much as you have inspired me.
Bethim, this made me tear up!
You have overcome so many obstacles in your life. I’m so proud of you and your achievements! You are honestly one of the most compassionate, brave, and unique people I know. You inspire me everyday to keep moving forward.
Good luck with the speech! The audience will love you.
Ten + text posts
Bishop Allen - Chronogram Block Party in Kington, New York
"Start Again" - 0:08
Snippet of “Rain” / beach balls being thrown around - 3:53
Part of “Busted Heart” - 4:34
"Middle Management" - 5:53
when someone mentions marvel
Me with Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice who are members of Bishop Allen, my favorite band!
Cute picture! I’m so glad you got to meet them! :)
Reblogging this in honor of Robin Williams. Please, if you are battling depression or suicidal thoughts, I desperately urge you to talk to someone. I will listen, and so will the people at this number.
The world lost a giant today and we’ll all grieve for one of the most brilliant comedic minds in multiple generations. But far too many other brilliant, beautiful minds go unrecognized and go far too soon from this life. If you are at risk, or if you suspect someone you love may be at risk for attempting suicide, please reach out. Reach out to me, I will listen. Reach out to the help hotlines. They will listen. Reach out to someone. You aren’t alone, you are loved, and suicide is not the answer.
RIP Robin Williams, I grew up watching your movies and you always put a smile on my face.