Alright… There’s no easy way to say this.
I made this blog because I wanted to share jokes that, as the girlfriend of an awesome transman, were funny to me. I thought that they would be relatable to trans* guys and gals (and everything in between), as well as their cis allies. I got a lot of support in the beginning … but now…
Every time I log in, amid the praise and happy comments, there is a stream of negativity. At least two or three messages a day. It seems that, through my effort to encourage the tumblr trans* community… I alienated and hurt some of the very people I was trying to help. And for that, I’m really sorry.
The positivity has been much greater than the negativity, in both quantity and quality of messages… but I’m already going through a really hard time right now (transphobic parents who are hateful and a homophobic brother who make my home life incredibly toxic, just for starters) … and my effort to be a part of an accepting community seemed to blow up in my face. Every time I read one of those hurtful messages, accusing me of all sorts of things… it just makes me feel alone, and rejected, and horrible for hurting the individuals that I only want to help and love. I’m sorry if I haven’t responded to your messages. I love you all.
Good resources for trans* folks:
National Center for Transgender Equality
TransProud: Be Yourself
TransYouth Resources and Advocacy
My darling’s tumblr: