When I was in primary and secondary school I remember how people use to bully me, mock me, hit me, and even draw me to the extend of taking my own life. I thought I was done for, but somehow I kept going, so I finished school and it only became worse, my family started rejection me because I came out as gay, the church banished me and I lost all of my former friends, it was a terrifying moment in my life. I grew insecure and I almost died of anorexia because I felt unloved and unwanted so I started looking that way... Later I found out that I am transgender and it became even harder for me to go through LIFE I lost my entire family except for my household they always supported me and showed me unconditional love, when I walk in the streets I get called all sorts of horrifying names, to the extend of getting rape threats, but I kept going I kept moving. I have learned to grow in love with myself, to be the Queen I have been destined to be, being a Queen isn't about the amount of likes you get online or being popular, being a Queen means enduring life at its hardest midpoint and overcoming that very obstacle you face there and then, thank you for your continuef support and love, I really feel it. She who reigns Supreme. 👑
Urgh life. It really tries to test you sometimes.
I have been losing my hearing now for 10 years & as much as I just get on with it, it’s a pain in the fucking arse!
Life could be so simple yet all the simple things are so difficult sometimes.
It’s like when you have a cold and you can’t breathe out you’re nose for a week, and you remember all the times you took breathing normally for granted!!! Above all the moaning,I am grateful for how gradual my hearing loss has been. I have tests next week which Generally tell me how much my hearing has dropped since last year, some years it doesn’t drop and other years it drops quite abit. I have bilateral hearing loss and the nerves in my ears are dying, which is the only part of the ear they can’t fix! (Typically) I have tought myself to be ridiculously hopeful . I still believe with technology improving they will come up with a way to help us deaf souls!
I do get down like everyone does, but you can’t change something that is out of you’re control. No matter how shit things seem there’s always hope, and as, alone as you feel sometimes you’re not alone.
I’m starting a sign language course next week and I’m so excited, I love learning new things and I’m hoping that with my qualification I can help people like me 💛
Hi friends! 😉 I’m Stacey and it’s lovely to formally meet all of you. 💛 For those who have been part of my journey for awhile now (thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement!), you may know that I have hyperthyroidism and Graves. This is my space to share my journey as I find the balance between living a happy and simple enough life while also keeping up with the complexities of an paleo/keto diet and autoimmune friendly lifestyle. Despite loving and thriving in my full time career, I still struggle to let my identity be defined by my autoimmune condition and its limitations...but to be completely honest, it’s not always easy to do so when thyroid issues disrupt the quality of life in so many ways from sleep, stress, appetite, fertility and more.
The fact is, autoimmune issues impact about 20% of the US population, with thyroid issues specifically impacting 20% of women. It is not uncommon, and yet, so few people talk openly about it, especially amongst Asian culture and communities. Given it’s prevalence, we should be able to talk and share our learnings around how to live well while doing right by your health.
Because of all this, I believe it is important to share my journey with you, however imperfect it may be, and let you know that you are not alone. I’ll do my best to share what I learn (mistakes and all) in case it inspires a laugh or a new idea for you. 😉
So that’s a little bit about me. I hope you share your stories with me as I would love to get to know you too. Onward and upward!
The face of depression/anxiety has many masks❣️ Last summer I took a 3 month break from social media and I promised I would share my story. Please check out my latest blog post (link in bio) where I share the direct link between gut health and depression/anxiety❣️ As difficult as this was to write and share (and I’ve held onto this post for months!) I’m hoping by doing so it helps anyone else suffering from depression and anxiety that they are not alone and it’s something you can overcome naturally without the use of antidepressants ❤️ This is my story
When brainstorming sessions call for tea and cake... here’s a Thursday throwback for today’s #marchmeetthemaker prompt!
Our little TLPC team has grown quite organically as we’ve scaled up slowly over the years, and this was taken about three years ago, just after Salma joined the team, and when Jackie was with us more regularly (she’s still an extended part of our crew!) It was pre-Molly and Carmen too! .
This is how we sometimes like to brainstorm new ideas... in our local vintage garden center @alexandranurseries with lots of tea and cake! Surely, that’s when the best plans are hatched?! 😉
I wonder what things will look like three years from now?! And what colour my hair will be then 🤣
Tim Robbins' current passion is working to reduce recidivism and prison violence. No doubt this is a tall and daunting task. How, might you ask? Through a prison drama program called The Actors’ Gang Prison Project. Full story link in bio.
"Although I like to read everything and give any story a chance to conquer me, I never read or read better or bigger phrase than" In my world, Great Expectations only live between the pages of a book. ' A literature lesson in the heart of a few letters. "
Who am I?💁 Sometimes I'm asking this myself, but still I didn't came to conclusion, because I'm always searching for new, exciting, challenging things in life & I'm changing a lot every year more and still didn't figured it out and who knows, maybe I will or never will. But for sure I can say for now that I'm a woman with a love for the details, fine things, good food&wine, coffee, interiors/spaces and capturing creative/charismatic people in their best moments && I'm always happy to be part of cultural and gastronomic events, classical&anytype of concerts. Besides this my hidden wish is also to open more my horizont in fashion photography. Since I started being in this "business" I met many interesting people who are inspiring me and helps me grow in every possible way and couldn't tell how grateful I am that we were crossing paths. So, this profile will be all about the past/present stories/projects/work through my lens and I hope you will follow me and be a part of my journey! With love, Ana❤️
Ps: Sorry for a very very long post and my english writing skills 🤓
Люди часто принимают меня за барышню в положении. Из-за болезни моя походка схожа с походкой беременных женщин.
Когда раньше я слышала подобные вопросы в свой адрес, то расстраивалась до слёз.
Пока как-то пограничник, который уже было решил придраться к документам пропустил меня, решив, что не хочет связываться с беременной.
С тех пор, если мне выгодно, то я не спорю с людьми, которые так думают обо мне. В любом случае это лишь их восприятие.
Но все таки хотела бы обратить внимание людей на тот факт, что не наше дело спрашивать у других о беременности, увеличении или уменьшения веса, прихрамывании, морщинах и тому подобное.
Давайте станем толерантными к ближним и далеким. Разрешим другим людям быть другими и успокоимся на счет их внешнего вида. Ведь такт и хорошие манеры еще никто не отменял.
А я точно знаю, что когда у тебя есть физические особенности подобные вопросы бывают очень болезненными.
Situations that cause us to stress and not eat as healthy as we should or exercise enough are inevitable and we should never be ashamed of that. What matters is that we acknowledge unhealthy behaviors and put in the effort to change them. I’m currently doing so and taking it day by day. This is coming from a vulnerable and honest place because I wanted to show my imperfections in raw form for the purpose of helping others embrace theirs. Always sharing the highlights of yourself and your life isn’t reality. We all go through it. Stay lifted inspire of it though. “When you embrace your flaws no one can use them against you.” ❤️ p.s. I will share an update of what I did and used to heal my skin in a few weeks!!
A little THROWBACK for #marchmeetthemaker when I was featured in @estilamag 🙌🏻 this is a big one for me as it’s a beautiful magazine and there were 4 spreads of my story, artwork and inspiration ☺️ so #proudmoment for sure! And coz one has to shout about this things otherwise who will hehe 🤪☺️
Today I’ve been featured as a star find on the lovely @suzanneallisonsocial I’m answering some questions if you fancy a read visit her feed 🥰
Off to a dinner, have a lovely eve insta fam 😋🍷
THE PLANET KRAG
In 1983, my father invented an imaginary planet: the planet KRAG. I was 1 year old.
My father had built a cardboard model of his planet, which he showed to everyone. He explained that his family, his friends and even Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Rosanna Arquette, lived on KRAG. He could describe the natural resources, the continents and the political situation of his planet.
My father never came back from KRAG. A few years later, he was diagnosed with a schizoaffective disorder. Because of the illness, my father left his family, his career and his friends behind.
His "absence" marked my existence. To hear many people of my generation, I am far from the only one to have lived with a father in exile. I was raised by my mother and luckily she gave me what it takes to grow and live well.
Now my father is old and sick, KRAG is hardly a memory. And I became a man.
I think differently about all of this today. In fact, I am mostly busy building. Far from his nonexistent planet, I made a house for my family and an artist's studio for me. I grow tall trees and flowers in the yard. After work, I play with my son, I help him with his homework, I do the cooking, the dishes.
And when everyone sleeps, I go up to the studio to paint pictures.
I had the honor of circling with these pretty ladies on the new moon 🌚. We wrote about and shared our current fears, challenges, and obstacles. Then we created and shared affirmations as anecdotes for our fears. (i.e ‘money will always be a challenge for me’ to ‘I am abundant and I have what I need.’) I learned so much by inviting myself to look at my fears and to reacquaint, rework, and recreate my story around them with positive affirmations. My subconscious mind is so powerfully and positively altered by this process, by my own thoughts. And in turn so is my reality. Thanks for inviting me @barefootmanifesto 💛