Gender is not the issue. Everyone has gender. It is the binary that is the problem. The binary places a glass ceiling on the souls of people whose gender doesn’t fit in a box. I am amazed by how much my life has changed in the seven years of living as myself. I am astonished by who I have become, how my woman self has grown. Then I see incredible, unfettered authenticity in so many of today’s gender non-conforming young people, and I wonder how much more I might have grown if I hadn’t been so willing to conform my growth to an imaginary box. I wonder who I might have become.

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

- Binaries Not Included | Stephanie Mott for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)

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"Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go."
- Cheryl Strayed (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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122 days later,

I look back and put

all of the pieces together.

I can still remember

the exact moment

that I lost you.

Even when we kissed,

I swear I knew

that would be the last time

by the bitter taste

you left in my mouth.

- Connotativewords | jl | Maps (via connotativewords)

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Awesome memories with amazing friends. 

Swimming topless is amazing. I cannot wait until top surgery. I wanna go swimming at night again in the very near future. To think, I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t his love bringing me this far. I really don’t remember the last time I felt that alive. 

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Quick jeep cleaning, then, night swimming with awesome people. :)