How to Live

posted March 16th, 2014, 2:01 am


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August 17th, 2013, 3:18 am

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Looks like Annie didn't sleep well.
...or is it Tony? How much is she hurting herself inside for this?

Lexi is right. The greatest revenge on your enemies is to live a long, happy life, filled with people who love you and you love, and filled with joy enough to make your heart explode.
No matter how much people try to push you down, or you allow yourself to be pushed down, you should know that there is always life on the other side.

It'll be waiting for you when you are ready to lift your head.

I will be waiting for you when you are ready to be loved.

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June 16th, 2014, 12:47 pm

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A long time ago, I was wondering to myself - why in the hell haven't the authorities gotten involved?! Assault seems to be almost as common an occurrence as talking in Annie's life and the doctors, security, and school staff just turn a blind eye? I suppose Annie will eventually tumble to the fact that seeking legal recourse against those who hurt her and her friends and compensation from those authority figures who didn't protect her is in order.

Maybe living in litigious California has opened my eyes to other avenues for seeking justice, whereas Annie can't see past her own self-loathing to understand that she has basic human rights that are rather frighteningly and regularly violated. That still doesn't excuse everyone else.

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June 16th, 2014, 3:39 pm

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@shivkitty: Unfortunately, people who are supposed to be the ones to protect you often cause the worst harm. The orderly was supposed to be helping Tony be comfortable while he gets over his suicide attempt, but no. How could you trust doctors after that? If you look in the media, how often are police officers being questioned for misgendering/abusing transpeople? One of the girls in the Vancouver trans group was even sexually assaulted by the police after they hauled her in for no good reason. AND THAT'S IN VANCOUVER.
I know, the world is getting so much better than it used to be. And we most often hear the horror stories and not "local transperson treated well by police, no incident to report". But in the eyes of a terrified young transperson, who has been shown time and again how people who have power treat those without power?

You are right. She does need to stand up for herself and take people to task for it. To do that, she needs to learn that she is worth standing up for.

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