Look, I answered questions!

Got tagged by my fab friendy-friend yogalarva

Replace with your own answers and then tag 10 people.

  • Name: Katrina
  • Nickname: KB
  • Birthday: September 11
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Time zone: Central
  • What time and date is it there: Sunday night, homework time
  • Average hours of sleep I get a night: 7-9
  • Last thing I googled was: citalopram
  • Most used phrase(s): Perhaps
  • First word that comes to mind: yogurt
  • What I last said to a family member: $250 for the set.
  • One place that makes me happy and why: the house of the family with whom I lived the summer before this summer, because those people are my second family
  • How many blankets I sleep under: During the winter, as many as possible. I usually wake up sweating.
  • Favorite beverage(s): Monk’s Mead tea with tapioca pearls from the Steepery, water, decaf Americano, Moscow Mule
  • Last movie I watched in the cinemas: I watched “The Fault in Our Stars” in the student center theater at school.
  • Three things I can’t live without: hugs, encouragement, my calculator
  • A piece of advice to all my followers: Don’t tell yourself you’re bad at math. That you can’t draw. That you have a terrible voice. That you’d end up setting something on fire if you set foot in a chemistry lab. Don’t limit yourself like that.
  • You all have to listen to this album: "Minnesota" by Mason Jennings, "Half About Being a Woman" by Caroline Smith

I’m actually tagging some people…be impressed! b-sean, ffionnn, ninjafallow, nirella, kelsybby

*Sigh*

Confrontational conversations are hard on my soul. Yes, perhaps it is good for me to have my views tested. But I always seem to leave discussions like this feeling deflated and torn apart. The conversation was about transgender individuals and society. I was kind of sticking up for people who identify as trans and gender appreciation in general and while I do believe the things I said, I hate opening myself up to be targeted for criticism or having what I say serve as fuel for someone else’s point. I wish I had thicker skin about it. I feel attacked when people claw over one another in this type of conversation. I have opinions but I hate sharing them. Sometimes it feels like I have to go into a mode of defending myself and my views, and that’s exhausting. I just want people to accept trans people as they are and not assume they are hurting, need help, etc. simply because they are trans. All people have some pain. That’s true. But I think it’s a mistake to associate trans individuals as a whole with emotional pain and in need of saving just as it would be incorrect to assume that all heterosexual people are stable and socially well-adjusted.