unlearning problematic behavior includes not assigning gender to others based on appearance, voice, etc. femininity does not equate to being female and masculinity does not equate to being male. genitalia does not determine gender. there are genders outside of the binary. the only way to know someone’s gender is by them telling you theirs. do not assume another’s gender. do not assume another’s pronouns. you do not get to define another individual’s gender
romanticization of mental illness on Flickr by Kelsey Weaver.
It’s time to stop romanticizing and glorifying mental illness. Normalizing it only makes things more difficult for people who actually suffer from mental illnesses.This bullshit that being ‘tragic’ and ‘misunderstood’ is not appealing, it’s destructive. Someone isn’t going to come along and think your scars are beautiful and make everything okay for you. You’ve got to make things okay for yourself.
Whatever it takes, be it medication, counseling, or just talking to someone you trust - it gets better. I promise.
You are stronger than your illness.
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