This is 501st post, and what an occasion it celebrates!
Trigger Warning: (dysphoria/self-harm/ravings of a mad woman)
There was a time, about four and a half years ago, I lay cocooned on my bed on a floor, head upturned, a few nasty pills in my hand, contemplating if swallowing them all would finally release me free from my bodily cage. It was a release I craved for a lot, every day seemed impossible to bear and every door was closed in my mind's eye.
Suddenly, from the haze, I heard a voice - crystal clear. If you give up now, the world will never get to know this beautiful person you have inside you, and what a loss it will be for them. I jolted back upright, and from that point onwards have never again doubted it.
The beautiful person came into existence, painfully, shamefully, at first. I looked on with despair when others couldn't see her, as if she were invisible, but I knew she existed and I knew I had to continue being visible. At times she was too afraid to speak, at times too meek in this world of loud voices, but she did the only thing she could, the only rebellion it were possible for her, be visible.
Slowly, gradually, she found more voices. Voices of others who could see her spoke, much to the disbelief of the ones who still didn't. And as they spoke, more and more people could see her now, and more voices joined, as if it were a revolution!! Her heart almost exploded with joy when they all finally said, in unison, that they all could see her, they all believed.
That little voice in her head had changed her life, her friends, her family, her workplace, her colleagues, her city, her country, maybe her whole world, forever! That's the power of being Visible, that's the power of being believed!
Imagine if she hadn't come out of her cocoon? Imagine if the little caterpillar never believed it could have Wings?
#butterfly #caterpillar #wings #identity #genderidentity #tdov #visible #believed #belief #seen #expression #achievement #mosaic #happy #fly #believer #kdpeoplegallery #portraitphotography #moodyports #portraitvision #gardenoflife #nature #garden #flower #beauty #picoftheday #teampixel #moody #ipreview via @preview.app - 2 minutes ago