Welp... it's officially been 1 year since my egg cracked for good 🐣🥳
I wanted to mark the occasion with a rant about social media, considering how important it was to me while I was pre/early transition
Before I ever considered that I might be trans, I would regularly find myself browsing /r/transtimelines on Reddit or trans accounts on IG. The posts always made me feel really good. They inspired me. Social media was an amazing resource for me at the time. I'm not sure how long it would've taken me to figure things out without social media.
Eventually I started posting, and got to the point where it actually felt like I was making a difference in some people's lives. I made lots of friends through social media, and even met the love of my life.
Here's the thing though: social media is a double edged sword.
We compare ourselves to other people, but we're comparing out entire life experience with the best snapshots of someone else's life.
I've looked at other trans girls who have been on HRT as long as I have and envied them. I'd wonder why they looked so much prettier than me and start to feel bad.
I've also mentioned passing on Instagram or Reddit, only to get comments like "I can't imagine you ever get misgendered" or "obviously you're passing."
Yes. I pass in the pics I post to Instagram. I post pics that I like. I only 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 started passing 𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, and lots of people who follow me seem not to believe it.
Sometimes I use the beauty filter in my phone's camera app. Sometimes I'll touch up my pics with an editing app. My profile shows the best of me, not everything.
You know what you're like at your worst. It's not fair to compare that to someone's best. There's usually a lot more going on behind the scenes.
You are valid.
Regardless of passing or likes or followers or upvotes. You are valid. Nobody can take that away from you. ...
"Every part of me wants to believe
There's a darkness we need to feel
For the brightest light to be seen.."
(Btw I promise that my next post will be a another singing video) ...
Ich bin heute schon um 7 Uhr aufgewacht, aber hatte keine Lust aufzustehen😅
Wie spät steht ihr immer auf?😴💓
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The reason I like you? There is no reason. There should be no reason. If you love someone because of a reason, when that reason is gone, your heart will change too. I like you without a reason. I like you because you are you! I love you because you are you. I fell in love with you because you are you.... so don’t stop being you. •
The best loves are the unexpected loves. You don’t just pick someone, crossing your fingers in hope of everything working out. You meet (or re meet) them by fate and it’s an instant connection you can’t deny even if you wanted to. The chemistry between the two of you is way above your head, your expectations or standards are exceeded. You start to make conversation and you notice the way their lips curve when they smile, or the color of the eyes and how the creases around them become more defined as they laugh, and all at once you know you’ve found your match. The one you’ve been with for lifetimes and just didn’t know it❤️. •
The right person will come when you’re ready to receive them and vise versa. Have positive energy, manifest everything you could ever want and focus on it. Don’t go looking for it.