trigger warnings: i take accountability for the fact that i have not done tws in the past. i will from now on be conscious of putting "tw: [content that may be triggering]" before posts that i think need that. i will also put those into the tags for use w/ things like savior. please let me know a preferred system for you/tw's that i do not do that you need and/or want.
so my (first ever) family reunion is coming up and I’m trying to prepare myself for all of the possible questions from relatives that I haven’t seen in 3+ years. I’ve since changed in appearance, practice and belief as I’m sure everyone else attending has in some way too. I secure knowing that I have the support of my dad/his wife in being as honest as I want about my partner/my identity (even though I think others’ understanding of my identity and relationship is very limited at this point, even correct terminology is still absent most of the time). I’m also anxious because I don’t want to come out as [insert any term here] right now. I’m caught between wanting to be inclusive & needing to feel comfortable with what I call myself and feeling obligated to have a single word to give people as an answer when they ask.
“hey family. so I’ve been wanting to tell you that I’m… Ari. Hope you still love me!”
but srsly. I’m sure it’ll be fine. I have pamphlets to hand out.