I did this drawing last weekend and didn't plan on uploading it here, but, for Trans Awareness week, I will.
So, I don't talk about it much here, but I'm trans (born female, identify as male). I'm not on any hormone therapy yet and surgeries seem more like fantasy than feasible reality. I try not to think about it much, but my body definitely brings me down and I hate that I'm stuck with it (for now).
The one thing that really helps me cope is the love and acceptance I get from my friends, family, and peers. He, him, and his are all small words that make a huge difference in my everyday life. That said, correcting people who misgender me is really difficult and that's what this drawing is about.
Despite how much a little pronoun means to me, I only correct people I'm comfortable with (which isn't that many people, if I'm honest). I really struggle with the idea of putting myself out there in this way, so I don't. Like most human beings, I fear rejection. 😅 But I can learn to accept potential rejection; what I can't accept is being afraid. Even though it freaks me out, I owe it to myself to be open about who I am and I will. So wish me luck, I guess 😂
Anyway, happy Trans Awareness Week! We're all human, ffs. ❤️
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