Another goofy picture from Seattle! I’ve got another topic to speak on today. I use this account to voice my experiences as I transition. With being trans, body dysphoria comes as an obstacle every day. To counter the cruel and angry thoughts I have about myself, I post plenty of body positivity because I want other trans folks to know that it’s okay to do the same. All bodies are good bodies and the vessel you carry now needs love and care as you make your way towards and through a medical transition. I also want cis people to idealize trans people as strong, positive humans who are able to overcome the dark side of things, not just people who absolutely hate their bodies all the time. However, with putting my body out there, risk comes with it. I like to have my account open and not private so that anyone and everyone can access my journey and possibly find good information because I believe I have a lot of good things to say. So with that being said, I can’t control my audience. I get a lot of creeps messaging me about how good my body looks. One man even thanked me for posting pictures in my boxers with no shirt on after telling me how hot I looked. By the looks of his profile picture, he was definitely over 40. I get these on the daily. Dick pics, people asking me for pictures of my body, people telling me how “sexy” I am. These messages tear me down more than they make me feel good about myself, because I don’t post pictures of myself for anyone but me and for the people who need to see trans folks being positive about their experience. This isn’t me asking people to stop being creeps (as much as that would be super nice). I know my audience is fully open to anyone with any intentions because I refuse to privatize my journey. But I wanted to open up about how gross people can be. And many, many women know about this much better than I do. It’s good to talk about this though, because we live in a world where any time you expose your skin innocently you risk your body being taken as sexual no matter what your intention was when you posted a picture.
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