How Are You #RedefiningRealness?

I lived in fear and hiding all my life. I was afraid of rejection and disappointing my family…
But my dad, my mom, my brother, my sister…they loved me and accepted me all the way.
I am Violet.
I am a designer, illustrator, daughter, sister, and trans girl.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
Jul 24, 2014 / 18 notes

I lived in fear and hiding all my life. I was afraid of rejection and disappointing my family…

But my dad, my mom, my brother, my sister…they loved me and accepted me all the way.

I am Violet.

I am a designer, illustrator, daughter, sister, and trans girl.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

I am a PROUD mixed Cuban, Iranian, Jewish, Trans, and Queer Woman of Color, who was born in Manhattan and raised mostly in New Jersey. I began my journey five months ago and have been having both a liberating and lonely experience. I was asked to leave my home the day I came out to my parents and I have been financing my transition through my job and various other ways. I am hoping to begin the next phase of my journey and start hormones in September so that my outer self will begin to reflect my inner self. 
In the short amount of time that I have begun my journey, I have become an advocate for my communities. In my university, I am currently the only out, open, visible, involved, and accessible trans woman at my university. There, I facilitate Gender and Sexuality trainings and workshops to faculty, staff, administrators, and students so that my community and the larger LGBTQIAP community can have a safer campus experience. I have also become one of the first ever open trans women to be accepted into the Women’s College at my university. In my community, I have been featured in several articles about my journey and my work and have appeared on local television shows, discussing trans* issues, and sharing my story. I hope to continue to devote my life to fighting for my community and to be an effective advocate.
I am Vanessa.
I am an advocate, trailblazer, passionate, boundless, and a survivor.
Jul 23, 2014 / 26 notes

I am a PROUD mixed Cuban, Iranian, Jewish, Trans, and Queer Woman of Color, who was born in Manhattan and raised mostly in New Jersey. I began my journey five months ago and have been having both a liberating and lonely experience. I was asked to leave my home the day I came out to my parents and I have been financing my transition through my job and various other ways. I am hoping to begin the next phase of my journey and start hormones in September so that my outer self will begin to reflect my inner self. 

In the short amount of time that I have begun my journey, I have become an advocate for my communities. In my university, I am currently the only out, open, visible, involved, and accessible trans woman at my university. There, I facilitate Gender and Sexuality trainings and workshops to faculty, staff, administrators, and students so that my community and the larger LGBTQIAP community can have a safer campus experience. I have also become one of the first ever open trans women to be accepted into the Women’s College at my university. In my community, I have been featured in several articles about my journey and my work and have appeared on local television shows, discussing trans* issues, and sharing my story. I hope to continue to devote my life to fighting for my community and to be an effective advocate.

I am Vanessa.

I am an advocate, trailblazer, passionate, boundless, and a survivor.

I am Madame Olivia-Jordyn: inspiring actress, model, wrestler, author, LGBTQI advocate, mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and inspiring humanitarian. 
I am sophisticated, outspoken, determined, hell bent on being successful and…oh, I almost forgot, a DIVA. 
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
Jul 22, 2014 / 130 notes

I am Madame Olivia-Jordyn: inspiring actress, model, wrestler, author, LGBTQI advocate, mental health advocate, motivational speaker, and inspiring humanitarian.

I am sophisticated, outspoken, determined, hell bent on being successful and…oh, I almost forgot, a DIVA. 

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

My name is Colleen. I’m 17 and I’m constantly changing.
Growing up in a strict Christian home, down in the ever so accepting South, left very little room for me to learn about things like gender and sexuality. I always felt like something was wrong with me as a kid. I never really felt like a girl or boy; I never really felt an attraction to someone; I never really felt normal. I was confused most of my life, and I hated myself. I never understood who I was and became very depressed. Three years ago, I stumbled upon this eye-opening website, and, ever since, I have been constantly learning and growing. 
Through the years, I have realized that I am gender fluid and demisexual. I know that, as I learn more, I will probably discover a sexuality that defines me better, but right now I am happy. I am discovering myself and finally becoming who I want to be. 
I hope to major in psychology and become an adolescent psychologist, so I can help those struggling like I was. I also hope to make as much of a difference as I can and bring awareness to the gender identities and sexual orientations that are often ignored. 
I am Colleen.
I am independent, queer, brave, unique, and determined.  
I am breaking out of the strict hetero/cisnormality mold society has forced me into.
I am redefining who I am.
I am #RedefiningRealness.
Jul 21, 2014 / 28 notes

My name is Colleen. I’m 17 and I’m constantly changing.

Growing up in a strict Christian home, down in the ever so accepting South, left very little room for me to learn about things like gender and sexuality. I always felt like something was wrong with me as a kid. I never really felt like a girl or boy; I never really felt an attraction to someone; I never really felt normal. I was confused most of my life, and I hated myself. I never understood who I was and became very depressed. Three years ago, I stumbled upon this eye-opening website, and, ever since, I have been constantly learning and growing. 

Through the years, I have realized that I am gender fluid and demisexual. I know that, as I learn more, I will probably discover a sexuality that defines me better, but right now I am happy. I am discovering myself and finally becoming who I want to be. 

I hope to major in psychology and become an adolescent psychologist, so I can help those struggling like I was. I also hope to make as much of a difference as I can and bring awareness to the gender identities and sexual orientations that are often ignored. 

I am Colleen.

I am independent, queer, brave, unique, and determined.  

I am breaking out of the strict hetero/cisnormality mold society has forced me into.

I am redefining who I am.

I am #RedefiningRealness.

I am loving life and the new found optimism; I also love to make new friends. 
I am Shweta.
I am an emotion-freak, crazy, brown, and creative.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
Jul 21, 2014 / 22 notes

I am loving life and the new found optimism; I also love to make new friends. 

I am Shweta.

I am an emotion-freak, crazy, brown, and creative.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

May 26, 2014 / 899 notes
I am Maurice.
I am an artist, real, awkward, and beautiful.
I Am #RedefiningRealness. 
Follow me on Instagram and Tumblr!
May 22, 2014 / 25 notes

I am Maurice.

I am an artist, real, awkward, and beautiful.

I Am #RedefiningRealness. 

Follow me on Instagram and Tumblr!

May 20, 2014 / 7,759 notes

Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak.

lesbianswholooklikeumlesbians:

Hey girls my name is Allison I am 22 , living in MIAMI, FL, and I love making new friends 
please feel free to message me and add me on Instagram @afoxxmusic 
Oh and feel free to check out my youtube channel Here is my Wake Up Now Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_xDmQst2E
May 19, 2014 / 51 notes

lesbianswholooklikeumlesbians:

Hey girls my name is Allison I am 22 , living in MIAMI, FL, and I love making new friends 

please feel free to message me and add me on Instagram @afoxxmusic 

Oh and feel free to check out my youtube channel Here is my Wake Up Now Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_xDmQst2E

May 19, 2014 / 1,101 notes

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I am Steph.
I am transgender, learning to love myself, funny, feeling, and full of hope.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
May 19, 2014 / 28 notes

I am Steph.

I am transgender, learning to love myself, funny, feeling, and full of hope.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

I am a trans masculine teenager and I’m proud of how far I’ve come since I came out. I am fighting for change and learning who I am. My struggles are still my struggles, but I’m still here.
I am Cameron.
I am an activist, artist, student, survivor, and friend.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
May 12, 2014 / 19 notes

I am a trans masculine teenager and I’m proud of how far I’ve come since I came out. I am fighting for change and learning who I am. My struggles are still my struggles, but I’m still here.

I am Cameron.

I am an activist, artist, student, survivor, and friend.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

brownroundboi:

[Description: three femme brown black #queer sick & disabled people appear hella fly in the Toronto sunlight. | Yesterday, i had the longest crip queer brunch & today, this is my last look as I head to the airport back home. Such sweet sweet, sharp, hilarious, and hot artists/ company. Mama’s day and I got this crew to chill with. Perfect. This is when they all said, “let’s take a photo for Setareh!” So grateful. #qtipoc #qpoc #femme #qtpoc #disabilityjustice #accessintimacyishot #femmesharkappreciation #femmesofcolor #culturalworker #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #qtpoc #chosenfam]
May 12, 2014 / 67 notes

brownroundboi:

[Description: three femme brown black #queer sick & disabled people appear hella fly in the Toronto sunlight. | Yesterday, i had the longest crip queer brunch & today, this is my last look as I head to the airport back home. Such sweet sweet, sharp, hilarious, and hot artists/ company. Mama’s day and I got this crew to chill with. Perfect. This is when they all said, “let’s take a photo for Setareh!” So grateful. #qtipoc #qpoc #femme #qtpoc #disabilityjustice #accessintimacyishot #femmesharkappreciation #femmesofcolor #culturalworker #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #qtpoc #chosenfam]

May 12, 2014 / 7,395 notes

"You know who you are."

(via owning-my-truth)

I am Amelia.
I am a musician, artist, activist, writer, and organizer.
I am #RedefiningRealness.
May 12, 2014 / 13 notes

I am Amelia.

I am a musician, artist, activist, writer, and organizer.

I am #RedefiningRealness.