i am everything i’ve learned and more, still it calls me… and the call isn’t out there at all - it’s inside me! it’s like the tide, always falling and rising! i will carry you here in my heart, you’ll remind me; that come what may, i know the way! i am moana!
When I first came out to myself as trans and started figuring stuff out about my gender, I was confident I would never, could never come out. Maybe to a few of my closest friends, but never to my family, my school, to my work. I’d never start hormones or change my name or get surgery and this was just going to be my secret and I was just going to suffer and this was my life now.
3 years later, I have come out to my family, and my friends and Facebook and very recently work. I’ve started hormones and everyone I know is using a name I feel comfortable and I’m feeling like… I might just make it after all
The elephant is a symbol of strength. It gives off an air of authority as it walks the plains of Africa. It is a leader among the animals of the jungle and deserts. It is wise, and remembers everything. It ponders all things and turns those thoughts over and over in its head like a child plays with a toy. Thought is the specialty of the elephant, and the mind is his playground.