I am a brother, a son, a cousin, a nephew, a grandson, a friend. I’m funny, I’m weird, I’m crazy, I’m understanding, I’m laid back, I’m super lazy, I’m determined, I’m unique, I’m worthy, I’m different. These are who I am. Yes being transgender is apart of who I am but I am also all of the words above, I matter regardless of my gender. I’m not going to infect you, I don’t carry any diseases, I’m not delusional, I’m a human being.
Society carries around this idea that I’m a delusional teenager which is going through a phase to gain attention, but when in actual fact I’m a unhappy teenager who is trying to be himself and is being the man he was born to be. Society may see me as a tranny, transvestite, confused, weird. Yes I may have been assigned female at birth, yes I may have lived my life as female for 15 years. But for those 15 years I didn’t understand what was going on, I knew I was different, I knew I wasn’t a girl, but who would believe me? (Nobody).
I wanted to post this around my social media to show my future self that things do get better and that I matter regardless of what society think. I am just like everybody else, I have dreams, aspersions, hopes, feelings and emotions. In the future I hope to become a paramedic, would you refuse to let me treat your child because I’m transgender? No, you’d want me to save them. I have a dream to look in the mirror and recognise the person looking back at me. I hope to change the lives of other transgender people and I feel like I can conquer anything that I put my mind too it. Another reason why I wanted to post this on Social media is to show my other transgender brothers and sisters that it is okay, whether you’re out or whether you’re not. Your time will come to be yourself and I’m constantly here for you, no matter what time of day it is, I know what it’s like to feel worthless or to want to end it all and it breaks my heart knowing that 48% of the transgender community try to commit suicide during their lives, so please remember that you’re worthy and things WILL get better, keep strong!
Society, you will no longer make me feel worthless, crazy, stupid or pathetic, you’ll just make me grow stronger and stronger on a daily basis. Why should society shove me into a box which doesn’t fit me? Have you ever tried to put a square cube into a circle hole (if you haven’t just to let you know it doesn’t work) and that’s how I am, I’m outside of society’s norms and everybody needs to get used to that. Not only does society need to understand that I AM a boy and I have ALWAYS been a boy, but they need to understand the other 1000’s of transgender individuals worldwide as well.
I can do this and you will never ruin me!!
#imatter and you will never change this!