big-step

hi hi everyone reading this,

I have this friend and they’re trying to save up money for top surgery and it would mean the world to me if you donated even a dollar please please anything would help, they’re so sweet and genuinely seem so much happier with their life heading this direction this is a big step to reach and any help would be appreciated.

http://Gofundme.com/candicestopsurgery

http://Gofundme.com/candicestopsurgery

http://Gofundme.com/candicestopsurgery

“IF YOU ARE FEMINIST WHY WOULD YOU BE SUPPORTIVE OF SEX WORKERS?”

because women can choose to do as they please with their bodies?? as can anyone?

“I’m a feminist, thus I’m going to tell other women how they can/cant use their bodies”

take a big step back

 check yourself

maybe revisit the definition of “feminism” e.e

I wish that I had a dance friend. I was never good at making friends...I'm still not that good. So if there is anyone out there that is feeling down and just needs someone to talk or vent to, I am happy to lead an ear. It is hard coming back to dance after almost 5 years but it is truly the one thing that make me really happy, since it is the only thing that helps with my depression. I would love to make a new friend who may share the love of dance like I do. I know I am making a big step in asking since I am really socially awkward and afraid to talk to new people. So if there is anybody out there... Hi! I'm Katie :)

anonymous asked:

I was recommended to go in to the ER by my current psychologist as she thinks I'm showing symptoms of bipolar and that may be why my current meds aren't helping (right now I'm a high suicide risk) I asked a close friend to do me a favor and she agreed no questions asked but I haven't told her I'm asking her to drive me to the hospital so see the psychiatrist on call. Any ideas on how I could I ask my friend? Also, what should I tell the ER room personnel and what should I expect there?

Hi anon,

This is such a big and brave step you are taking. I am so proud of you for doing this.

I think you should just be honest with your friend and say that this is something you need to do right now. I think they will be proud of you for reaching out and doing this.

When you get to the ER and are talking to the people there, the best thing you can do is to be honest and open with them so you can get the help you need. They will likely assess you medically first and then send you to the psychiatric side of the ER where you will get evaluated. They will ask you lots of questions about your history, you symptoms, current treatment and most of all about your safety right now. From there they will determine if you need to be hospitalized or what the proper steps will be moving forward.

Good luck anon. It’s ok to be scared but you are so brave.

Lina

monday/ june 6/ 2015

i start boarding the plane in 4 hours and there are so many emotions going through me right now. i am so excited but i am also sad about leaving home for more than just a few days. but i expected to feel this way.

a year ago i said i wanted to learn about myself before i went on to learn about the world and i can honestly say i have learned so much about who i am and who i want to be. and i acknowledge that those two versions of myself are completely different and it all takes time to fully come together. 

never in a million years would i think i would be given the opportunity to do this or even get to a place where i mentally could do this. live like this, this is a big step for me and i’m looking forward to new experiences and opportunities during this trip and beyond. 

i’m ready !!!! 

(i will be blogging during the trip but it’ll be at odd times. first stop is london! follow my instagram if you want @kvyes) 

Guess what!

I just applied to a brass band.
Be proud of me.
This is a big step in terms of me getting better. I was going to study music. It was my life. Yet I haven’t played in a band in years! Hopefully I get a place!

anonymous asked:

So I ended up coming out to my mom about my gender today, and instead of feeling more confident and asking for what I need to properly express myself, I just feel small and frustrated with her reaction. She didn't have a problem with it per say, but just her overall tone seemed annoyed and like she wasn't taking me seriously. I'm probably over analyzing, but I still feel like I need to talk to her about it more but I don't know how. I just don't want to open another can of worms.

First off, I wanna say congrats on coming out! It’s a big step forward and I’m super happy for you. As for your mother, you definitely need to talk to her again. Trust your gut, if you feel she isn’t taking you seriously, talk to her about it. You don’t need to do this right away, you can take some time before you talk to her again to build up your confidence. In the meantime, just be more open about the way you present yourself. Do what makes you comfortable. If you’re out to friends, spend more time with them. Being in a supportive environment will help build up your confidence again.

When you feel you are ready, talk to your mom again. Tell her what you expect of her now that you are out (name change, pronoun changes). Ask her if she has any questions. The better she understands genderfluidity, the better she can understand you and take you more seriously. Once she’s more open, you can ask her if she can help you in getting clothes and other items that make you feel more comfortable with yourself.

Good luck! And remember, you are valid. Feel free to come back here any time with more questions. :)

-Erik(a)