I am many things, but the five most important for me to recognize are what I’ve listed below:
I am a lover. Since I figured out its healing power, I have vowed to always come from a space of love. You are responsible for the energy you bring into your life, so why not make it love?
I am an optimist. Life doesn’t guarantee that it will always be fair. Sometimes, there are people in your life who aren’t so nice and situations that aren’t ideal. Whatever the cause, it can be very easy to feel down and become negative. To combat the pessimism, I keep a gratitude journal. Instead of thinking about the things you DON’T have, begin thinking of all the things you do have. Life is happier when you decide to be optimistic about it!
I am a musician. Before I was even 2 years old, my mother told me I was dancing in front of the TV to the theme song of Saved by the Bell. When I was old enough, I took up guitar and later began singing. Music has become a form of release for me and is something I absolutely love sharing with people.
I am a writer. I have written stories and poems in a diary since I was in elementary school. When I would write in my diary as a child, I was able to express myself freely, without fear that people would bully me for my thoughts, crushes, or fantasies. Practicing this often enough enabled me to be more open with not only myself, but with others about the things that matter to me.
I am a trans man. In late 2010, I started exploring the term “transgender”. I had been aware of the term my whole life, but I didn’t really know the details. It was actually thanks to Tumblr that I was able to find community, because I met others who understood what I was going through. With their support and that of others around me, I came out to my parents in January 2011.
It was a tough year and a half before starting testosterone injections.
I was on the verge of ending my life, because the doctors I saw gave me a list of hurdles to jump over before I began HRT. I just couldn’t live in an estrogen-filled body anymore, but none of the doctors or therapists I saw seemed to understand the urgency of my situation. Desperate, a friend of mine contacted healthcare providers in Los Angeles. With their help, I began HRT on September 21st, 2012.
I am happier now than I ever have been in my life, and I don’t take any of it for granted.
I am constantly thanking my doctor for believing me when I told her I was trans and in need of HRT very quickly, my parents, for allowing me to follow my own path even if they didn’t understand it, and all of my friends, who have my back no matter what.
I am James: a trans man, a musician, a writer, an optimist, and a lover.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Blood is thicker than waterThe blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
if all cis women in hollywood were replaced by men and cis women were never recognised or even had the chance to represent themselves and other cis women it would be immediately seen as an extremely important feminist issue
so why aren’t we seeing the exact same thing that’s happening to trans women as what it is, an extremely important feminist issue
making fun of your kid for enjoying the things they enjoy is the quickest way to make them feel so completely isolated from you that they are more comfortable talking to strangers on the internet than you about their problems