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It Gets Better by ElyssaJM It Gets Better by ElyssaJM
Okay. So right now I'm going to set my requests aside for a moment, I'm going to stop being a fan-girl and I am going to be serious for just a moment. Because I am hurting.

I may not be gay, and I may not go to public school, but I know how it feels to be abandoned. For those of you out there who are gay and are being prosecuted for it and have to wear those bandages, you probably have the feeling to. Whether it was your parents, or society in general, you know that feeling. My sister is gay, and she was shunned her whole life by our father and wouldn't let her be who she wants to be. And I resent and pity him for that. For not seeing the wonderful person that I live with everyday. He shunned me too. So I know how it feels. I know how it feels to be abandoned. I know your pain. And did I cut? Yes. I did actually. I was in the 7th grade at the time, I didn't even know what an 'emo' was. But I stole my stepmother's exacto knives and would cut my fingers. Just for some form of relief, to remind myself that I was human and that I did matter. Not for attention or for the pain. To remind myself. I was only 12 or so at the time, and I didn't realize that until now. So for those of you who cut, I am begging you stop. Because you are only doing more harm than good to your emotional stability. I am ashamed of myself, even though I didn't know why I was doing it. Because the horrible part was, I covered for my father and would do anything to get positive attention from him because I got nothing else. So I made up things, so that he would love me. He never did.
But my life got better, and even though I still hurt, my life got better. And it will for you too. Please believe that.

Here is my story. What's yours?
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
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You are amazing, you know that right? Hetro allies are needed...thank you so much! That is so amazing that you are there for your sister.

My story? Well...I'm not ready to spill all the details, (you are very brave by the way)
But I'm bisexual, married with a kid. My wife (yes, we are married! :D) is a transgender woman. (meaning she was born male and she is the biological father of our son) Things are...okay now...we still face a lot of prejudice and it hurts.
And growing up and in high school...I've been through hell and back to put it simply.
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beyourpet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
:heart:
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invadercas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
i dont think so... it never has for me...
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your life still has a long way to go. I went through hell for 13 years. But is over. It will be for you too
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invadercas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
im 13
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What's your story then?
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invadercas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
i get bollyd at school.....
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In a few years these kids won't even matter, and what they say won't mean anything. YOu have your whole life ahead of you. Don't let a few jerks get you down. Kids are cruel at this age, and they will be all through highschool. But we all go through it all. But I couldn't escape from it when I got home, at least you can.
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invadercas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
thanks ^^ -hugs-
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :huggle: and if you ever want to talk, send me a note :)
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