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Much Like Unicorns, Linear Pathways Rarely Exist

By : October 27, 2021 Comments Off
Time consistently has a way of making fools of us all, it seems—me more so than most.  I spent several years carefully combing the Internet, as one does, in hopes of finding the perfect labels that encompass the entirety of me.  I picked away at the surface-level characteristics I noticed about myself and used them as key terms in this search.  “Non-binary and queer,” I thought to myself.  “My journey of self-discovery is over.” And then the pandemic hit. And then quarantine happened. If you ever think you know yourself, think again.   Being trapped with not much more than yourself for company leads you to greater depths of understanding than you ever believed to be possible. You begin redefining everything you ever thought you knew.  Perhaps those days you felt
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Purple

By : October 4, 2020 Comments Off
In a world of red and blue, I am purple.  It's confusing to other people, yes, but it's probably even more confusing to me.  People on the outside get the simple answers— "I am nonbinary,"  "I am genderfluid,"  "I'm just me."  I, on the inside, have to deal with all of the thoughts and feelings surrounding that. There are days when I am purple, sure. But there are days when I am colored magenta or indigo, red or blue, and on confusing days I'm a tye-dye of hues.  On even more confusing days I feel gray overtake my being. The days when I am red I question if my previous days or weeks or months were even real.  “Am I faking it?” “Is purple even a real color?” “What does
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