Happy Trans Visibility Day. From me, I just came out in December as a transgender nonbinary person. I've been nonbinary for 5 years. My journey has really helped me become Rex, and it's nice to be finally seen by people.
Starting this year off, having my 30th birthday in this reality, and first birthday as a Trans person named Rex; really made me realize that this journey is still going and there still is more that will surprise me. Even though my depression and anxiety has been in full drive because of many things: Coronavirus, job/income loss, friendships ending, new connections growing, and more (mostly trauma related). I appreciate the support I receive from you all, friends, and loved ones. I also have a therapist I video chat with weekly to also help me with my struggles. I'm still having a hard time, but trying to do better despite the heaviness of constantly fighting the negative thoughts, overwhelmed feelings, and exhaustion. Hearing people checking in on people, doing wellness checks in this crisis we see ourselves in, it brings me hope. It's the kindness we would do more often, even outside of a crisis. I enjoy having a sense of community, where people show they care about you. Its heart warming.
Rex is who I am today, I'm glad 2020 has been my first year of starting to be seen. Is Rex the end game? Maybe not, I don't think so. I'm always growing and improving, and I don't know where that will take me. I feel I will know as my journey continues on and I will embrace myself as I uncover the person inside that never got the chance to grow up to the person I really am. It's a slow process, but I'm finally on the right path. Glad you all can be here to see me through after all the years.
The future is uncertain as it always is, but their is a future. I hope to see more kindness in my community as 2020 keeps rolling out. ♡ Love to see more people take initiative on educating themselves on being allies to queer, trans, intersex, and gay peoples. People of color, and their cultures outside what your norm is. It on the device you are holding, please realize how powerful that is. Please realize you have the power to be an ally. That saves lives.