Got tagged by my fab friendy-friend yogalarva.
Replace with your own answers and then tag 10 people.
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.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.