I’m going to tell you all something.
Do you know all those posts that say “YOU ARE VALID” or “YOURE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO KNOW” or “YOURE NOT CONFUSED, YOU KNOW YOURSELF”?
Listen to them. Reblog them. Make them.
Because those posts mean more than what it looks like.
I kind of came out to my mom. She said I was too young, and I was confused and that I couldn’t be transgender because i used to love dresses and i wear makeup.
Actually I loved those dresses because people told me I had to wear them and I wore makeup to outline my cheekbones and jaw to make me look more like a boy/genderless.
What was even worse was that I told my mom after she got upset that “oh dont worry just a little thought im a girl and always will be”
She said of course, and was a little happier i guess. But i felt like i had betrayed myself.
It felt horrible.
I told my friend/afterschool teacher about it. My friend said I was valid. That I’m never too young. That im not confused, and the only person that can influence me was myself.
Im still hurt. But my friend helped me a bit. I might lie more about my gender to anyone, say that im a girl when really im only 1/10 of the time.
So you know those posts?
At least look at them. Like them. Reblog them. write them.
Because that can make even a questioning person feel safe.