I expect stupidity from TERFs and bigots, but how fed up do you get when it’s people who you are supposedly close to you?
That’s where I am right now. I only truly feel like me, that people listen to me, are you. While that makes me sad, at least I KNOW people who do listen too me. Who actually THINK about me and how they treat me. I am so fed up with everyone right now. I have been fighting for trans people for literal MONTHS now. Everyone single person ignored my trans visibility post. While my brother, everyone LOVED his comment. Even though, he’s pretty much only talked about himself.
At the beginning if the year, the family that’s been hassling me. Managed to get a invitation to a party, that they never should have been invited too…Their excuse? “Oh Lauren, I’m so sorry I had a brain fade”. I never responded to that text. I just sat there and seethed. I would have rather NO text.
I don’t feel like I even have a safe space anymore. This blog is about it. Pippy was my safe space, and that makes me feel so depressed, I have to go cry. I will keep my Facebook and my “family” Instagram space, but I refuse to go on them anymore.
Being a 32 year old woman, I have a h#11 of a lot of plush/stuff toys…and sometimes I honestly feel embarrassed by the amount I have. Then I have a bad night or day and they are just there and then I feel bad that I felt embarrassed. They are just one part of my happy place. The things they could say! I’ve never been very good at letting people in, when I’ve had a bad day or am just having a bad moment, they’re just there. I don’t have to explain, I don’t have to say anything, I can just hug them and cry into them.
I hope that everyone has a happy place … What is your happy place? If you feel comfortable to share, please do!
Everybody I’ve come across people with such a different variation of where their happy places are and it’s great. For some, very lucky friends of mine who live near the beach. They are constantly going for walks on the beach and the sunset pictures they post, they make me happy. For some, luckily, it is their workplace. I know that when I’ve been down my coworkers have given me some of the best laughs that I’ve ever had!
This is something that might be just me, but has anyone else noticed the hate towards safe spaces recently? Or is it just me?
I mean generally the people making fun or hating on it are white, middle “mentally healthy” class people. This is not meant to be a white people are horrible post, but does seem to be the general norm.
It mainly genuinely confuses me because why do they even care if someone has one? It’s not hurting them or anyone they care about. My bedroom has always been my safe space and let’s be honest who wouldn’t consider their house to be a “safe space”…Unless of course you are actually getting abused in some way of form or other. I think even while you’re attacking someone from behind your computer, do you not do it with more vile, because you feel “safe”? Doesn’t it then make it a “safe space”. How many of these people would actually attack others, face-to-face?
*This was a scheduled post after a random thought I had beginning of last week. I have updated it though to reflect my personal feelings as well about the whole “safe space” and Hamilton/Pence issue*
Too me, I find it an interesting concept to attack and say a “ban” on the play Hamilton for example, because Pence/Trump felt their “safe space” was being attacked EVEN though part of their campaign was attacking safe space. What I find interesting about people saying to “Ban it” What side were these same people on when they wanted to have stricter gun control after people, their own fellow Americans, were being gunned down outside theatres, by Americans. It’s not like a President has ever been gunned down at a theatre…Oh wait…And yet, they think a well worded speech is an attack on safe spaces? Clearly what I think is an attack and what they think is an attack are two completely different things. Just seems a shame that these people don’t think people actually dying in a “safe space” is still enough to do anything about it…But a well worded, and totally within their rights, speech, is enough? Even though America is all about “Freedom of Speech”.
Is someone able to expand my mind on this? Is it just fear mongering?