I completely agree with everything said here. Many people, especially children, can be cruel to those who are different. I also don’t see why this bathroom concept is such a huge deal, there are worse things going on in the world than children wanting to use the bathroom they feel comfortable in. Discriminating against them is creating another…
I’m one to seek others approval, too. While it might seem vain, I have this deep desire to be liked and admired. But my anxiety has a way of convincing me that no one will accept me for me, so I must pretend to be someone else. Pretending is exhausting, that’s why I’d rather hide in a hole most days.
Yes I understand there some people who can not come out to their parents because it might make it worse. But that doesn’t mean they can’t come out to someone else. It’s important that victims are allowed to share their pain and suffering, this is the only way that it can eventually fade. It’s also important that victims understand that there is…
Yes I do. When something impacts your life greatly, it harder to accept that it happened if you keep inside yourself. I never had the chance to properly grieve and overcome the traumatic event, so it damaged me more than it would have if I had come out sooner. Secrets are a heavy weight that can crush you. Talking about it and getting help is the only way to truly relieve yourself.
Thank you. Anxiety is very misunderstood, and that’s what I was trying to picture. Everyone sees it as something that poisons your mind, but in reality it’s trying to keep you safe, it just does it in such an extreme way that it takes a toll.
I would love to work with you and become an author. If you could explain exactly how I got about doing that I would appreciate it. I’m still a bit new to the website and haven’t figured everything out yet.
Your story is very tragic but your bravery for writing it is beautiful. Most are unable to tell a single person, let alone a whole website. I’m sorry this happened to you, no one deserves that kind of abuse. You’re very strong for speaking up about it. This trauma does not define you, you are a wonderful person.