How Are You #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 / 26 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 / 20 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 / 12 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."

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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.

I’m preparing myself to become an architect, urban planner, and pornographer. I’m a genderqueer femme trans feminist girl.
My life would have been SO different now if trans girls like Julia Serano, Janet Mock, Lana Wachowski, Drew Deveaux, Kate Bornstein, Petra Doan, Monika Mhz, Jessica, Vera, Neus,  and Alex, among others, hadn’t spoken publicly about their lives and therefore opened my eyes to who I was.
To who I am. 
I am Frida.
I am queer, mediterranean, trans, an artist, and a feminist.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
May 9, 2014 / 18 notes

I’m preparing myself to become an architect, urban planner, and pornographer. I’m a genderqueer femme trans feminist girl.

My life would have been SO different now if trans girls like Julia Serano, Janet Mock, Lana Wachowski, Drew Deveaux, Kate Bornstein, Petra Doan, Monika Mhz, Jessica, Vera, Neus,  and Alex, among others, hadn’t spoken publicly about their lives and therefore opened my eyes to who I was.

To who I am. 

I am Frida.

I am queer, mediterranean, trans, an artist, and a feminist.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

May 9, 2014 / 4,194 notes

ellendegeneres:

Robin Roberts talks about her girlfriend being a little camera-shy.

May 9, 2014 / 97 notes

holygoddamnshitballs:

Michael Sam Prepared For Draft, Will Be Honored At ESPYs

Michael Sam also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that he has heard from many closeted athletes after his coming-out.

As prospective pro football player Michael Sam awaits the NFL Draft this week, it’s been announced that he’ll receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage this summer from ESPN for coming out as gay.

Since coming out, Sam has received several messages from other players who are closeted, he told Robin Roberts in an interview aired today on Good Morning America.

“You know, on the night of my announcement — that week I had gotten so many emails, so many text messages, from college and NFL players, and other athletes in the sport industry about how courageous I was. [They] themselves are closeted homosexuals,” the former University of Missouri defensive lineman said. “So yeah, I’m not the only one. There’s a lot of us.”

Looking toward the draft, which takes place Thursday through Saturday, Sam said the coaches who are interested in picking him know his skills and should not be deterred by his sexual orientation.

“The coaches know that I’m a great football player,” he said. “Where I go, it doesn’t matter. As long as I get to play and put a jersey on my back, it’s just awesome. I’m going to be proud of where I go.”