⚔︎ Even though I have been an active participant of the LGBTQ community,
And have volunteered with a LGBTQ youth group where I created an art program for the kids to help build their confidence, and give them ways to express themselves authentically, I found myself unable to do just that.
A few months ago I struggled hard to come out as being Transgender.
I was afraid to tell my family and friends. I was afraid of losing more people because I had already experienced so much loss with my brain injury.
I was struggling with depression, anxiety and feeling totally unseen and misunderstood. I didn’t want to kill myself, but I was ok if I got hit by a bus.
But what I learned from this fear became one of my greatest strengths. As I started helping other transgender guys like myself own their worthiness, I started to owning mine. As I found my voice could help others, I started speaking louder. When I realized I could be the light in someone else’s darkness, I started to shine brighter.
Now I show up authentically as me, without any apology to anyone. I’m on a mission to help other people ignite their own divine truth from within and know that they are worthy, and seen just for being themselves. I don’t ever want anyone to feel like I did and if there is anything I can do about it, I will. We all deserve to be ourselves. ⚔︎ - 7 hours ago