You give me reasons to smile and laugh, along with memories I could never forget. Thanks for being my unpaid therapist.😂. I envy your heart and your strength and I love you more than you'll ever know. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vick! #chosenfamily#foreverfriends#thericetomychicken
Shout out to my conversation with a random stranger turned friend yesterday, who really made me remember that your friends can be your family and your soulmates. Not everyone is lucky enough to have found true love in their life and regardless of anything else I consider myself lucky because I have found it in so many people. @tjonahue@tiffanieldridge@casamalhuapapinto@tashaa0415 I have always been public about my love of platonic love. You guys are my building blocks and my people, when I built my life you watched my struggle gave me shoulders to cry on and hands to help out. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I love you Ohana ❤️ #friends#platoniclove#family#chosenfamily
I may be able to count on one hand how many friends I have but it's quality over quantity ❤️ thank you to those girls that have been there for me and love me for me ❤️ you're all so wonderful in your own ways ❤️
Frooster, this is not a public confirmation that you are now a grown up, it’s on the contrary quite the opposite. Happy Birthday my little one and may you have a fabulous year, however... you are still our baby, forever young. * I really loike you *. 🖤 #chosenfamily
8.18.19 • 𝒸𝓁𝑜𝓈𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝓎𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝑜𝓃𝑒 🎻 •
This year my dreams came true. Being a part of @fiddlerbroadway, touring with these people, this show, was an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world. Sharing the stage with each one of you was a gift, and an honor. We created our own shtetl onstage and off, and for that I have nothing but pride and gratitude. There aren’t enough words to express how special this past year was, and my love for each and every one of you knows no bounds. As I continue on in Anatevka, know that I’m searching for your familiar faces and that you will forever belong in Anatevka. My heart is full with love and gratitude for this last year, and I have each one of you to thank for that. You’re always welcome here in Anatevka. Thank you for an incredible year, perhaps the best year of my life yet. Special shout out to the true matchmaker, @jasonstyrescsa for putting this incredible group of artists and humans together. Happy trails, 18’-19’ Cast of @fiddlerbroadway, and to you my friends. L’Chaim 🎻✨
#chosenfamily !!! My best friend and I have been through a lot together. Death of friends/family members, break ups, fights at the club (I know so ghetto), the military’s and so many other things I can’t mention. 🙈🤣 I just want to let you know brother I love you to the moon and back. I am always here for you. I know so much is happening in your world right now but don’t forget you are loved. The harder the pressure the bigger the diamond!!! I love you!!! And I’m giving you til Friday to not pick up my calls, after that I will fight you!!! Joking not joking!!!! 🤗🙃💪🏼🤪
I like words. Quotes. Affirmations. poetry. stories. songs.. but I don't always love 'positive sayings' because I don't always hear truths in them. This quote is very special to me though because I found it in a big fish bowl full of tiny notes after leaving a support group. The word Sunshine is not just a word to me. It's a nickname given to me by my dearest friend who I actually met while attending another support group. Grateful for community. Friendship and peer support.
Diamonds aren’t a girls best friend, friends are! I’m so lucky to have found my ptown fam and to share in the anniversaries of two of the most incredible couples I’ve ever known. Whose love and kindness towards each other inspires me deeply. I love your love thank you for letting me part of your lives! 💕 #chosenfamily#provincetown#marilynmonroe
Me and my “dad” Justin part of my chosen family, in the Beaches this afternoon. In the 4 years or so that I’ve lived here I’d never been down to the boardwalk or the beach for some reason but I got to go down with Justin this afternoon and sit on a towel while he swam. I tried walking on the rocks with him beside me in the shallow area but realized very quickly my ankle isn’t strong enough yet to manage. I also have been hesitant this year as I have a lot of dysphoria when it comes to my chest but I was able to feel comfortable enough in my tank top binder on the beach to allow my self to be seen just in the binder with my shorts and wore my T-shirt over it as normal when we left again. I look forward to the day I can put on a pair of men’s swim trunks and be in a lake or pool as myself again. It was an ok day with a massive rough patch that’s hit me now I’m home again with battling knowing my weight number.
I’m exhausted and now that it’s safe to go in the washroom post meal I’m going to wash off the sand with a shower and try to sleep.
I’m loved and can trust my next of kin and chosen family when they tell me that the eating disorder voice is the one telling me that my worth is based on a number on a scale. Which is not the truth according to my friends and I know I can trust them so I’m allowing nourishment for the time being.
I thought I was past all this ED anxiety but obviously not. It will be ok. #ftmtransition#genderdysphoria#eatingdisorder#eatingdisorderawarenessweek#eatingdisordervoice#thebeachestoronto#summer#toronto#ontariosummers#chosenfamily
For years these people have been my people. My work family. My Buddy, my work mom, worstie, P, Linny and Nadia. We have shared more meals and stories than we can count. It’s been a year but we picked up right where we left off. I love them so! #chosenfamily#awholelifetimeago#awholelifetimeahead
When you wake up and text the guy you’re dating good morning and tell him you’ve been dreaming of crocodiles, so he draws you a cute crocodile with an even cuter message, just because. Thanks @fierzali 😍🐊🤗 Random, but it really is the little things, isn’t it? When do you feel most cared for in your relationships? Yeah, the big showy things are nice. But perhaps it’s the little moments that bring us such joy and fulfillment. It’s the little things we remember most.
Because, the little things are full of intention and originality. They are the quirks that make our relationships what they are. The inside jokes, the tiny gestures of care, those are what give us personality and nuance. Anyone can take a fancy romantic trip somewhere. But who is going to draw you a crocodile with a rhyme at 8am on a Wednesday?! And this is the stuff that makes every connection so unique and special. Because not everyone shows care the same way—but everyone has their thing. Find it. Recognize it. Cherish it. Be present and aware. Maybe another person sends you funny memes and inspirational quotes before bed; or they rub your feet after work; or they call you at lunch to tell you about their day; or they leave you post-it love notes in the kitchen when they go away for a weekend. Or maybe it’s the way they laugh at your jokes or how they look at you when you pull away after a kiss. It could be anything, everything, so very many things.
Embrace the little moments in all your connections. They are really quite wonderful.
Wyatt just threw a level 5 tantrum because sissy is using his Pikachu as a baby and swaddling him.
He’s even more dramatic than I am—if you can imagine that.
I asked him if he wanted an oil, and he wanted his “green oil” (obvi). He lifted his shirt and used it on his spine. He then rolled it onto his chubby hands and took some deep breaths.
Peace & Calming is a LIFESAVER in our home. This is one that I’ve used on my kids since day one (literally right out of the womb). It’s gentle and loving and comes in a roller for lazy people like me.
There was a time I was marching with my sobrino during the Pride’s parade! It was a pleasure marching with you @charli_deville and my new family @accmontreal ! It was a wonderful and impactful moment. Chanting #hivisnotacrime and hearing the crowd chant back was just wonderful!
Remember that all of this started thanks to a riot by our trans and qpoc siblings. Remember that the fight is far from being over. Remember that pride is not only a huge circuit party. Remember to uplift and love each other’s. Remember to fight against the corporations that are trying to gain profit from us. And most important of all: remember to live, love and laugh!
After days of running around like a chicken without head, I am finally coming back to life. This Pride has been especially emotional to me as I created a few political numbers. Doing days of 14 hours in drag, to multiple bookings in the same week days and mama is exhausted!
Side note: I am really happy that I will be working for the lgbtq+ community once again! I can’t wait to be part of this world once again and making a difference into people’s life! I feel so happy now that I feel like my work is actually meaningful.
I will be taking a break from performing very soon, but stay tuned to find out my previous looks! 📷 @emmpicsyou
Ik kan er slecht tegen... mensen die vragen hoe het gaat, maar eigenlijk niet luisteren en liever praten over hoe het met hén gaat.
Tegenwoordig zijn het er steeds minder... mensen die écht willen weten hoe het met je gaat. Gelukkig heb ik een aantal hele lieve om me heen... vrienden en vriendinnetjes. Lieve mensen die echt begaan zijn met elkaar, elkaars kinderen en geliefden... fijn om te weten dat die mensen er voor je zijn én dat je iets voor de ander terug kan doen, simpelweg door er te zijn en te luisteren. 💛
It’s #wcw !!!!!!!!! This Woman Crush Wednesday goes out to the one and only workout bae, lifetime bae, truly the bestest of friends, @meghanmanahan . Apparently we like to touch noses, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for always keeping me showing up- mentally and physically. Making sure I embrace being an idiot, and being the truest of friends. Just here to root for each other, not expecting anything in return, but getting oh so much. At one point during this last year I looked back and realized “oh, I belong here with this chick, this feels like home.” Look guys, we take pictures with shirts on!! Obviously the final pic is much more of our natural state. .
I’m covered in bruises.
People are asking me if I got into a fight.
Wyatt asked me if I fought dinosaurs this morning.
Nope. Just flipping tires and picking up ridiculously-heavy-borderline-slippery stones at CrossFit Uncommon.
These bruises are my battle scars. 🏋🏼♀️ I’ve got all the muscle oils and pain cream going on right now!