Normally when I go out in town, I have my noise cancelling headphones on, and some stompy industrial tunes in my ears. Unfortunately I’d forgotten to charge the headphones so very quickly found myself without music. This meant I could here people’s comments about me that they assumed I couldn’t hear. So much blatant transphobia!
Things got worse on my next night out, where people were yelling abuse at me 5 times on the walk to a nearby bar. I really hate Saturday night drunks.
The final straw for my sanity came a couple of days later when someone started yelling abuse at me to my face. I managed to hold it together until they were gone before I broke down. Thankfully I had some friends with me to look after me.
The photos in this post were taken the day after my breakdown. I’d arranged to meet up with my best friend for after work drinks and a catch up. These pictures haven’t been edited beyond a basic crop. This is me and I’m proud to be who I am.
I’m very lucky to have fantastic friends who support me in my transition. I know I have a lot of support that I can draw strength from. However I still do suffer with anxiety at times and I will admit this has given me quite a knock. I am trying to be more open about my mental health, so while this post is a little basic, there is a limit to how much I’m willing to go public with at the moment.
Finally I should really give some details of this outfit. I paired a black maxi dress with a leather jacket. I love the detailing on the jacket, it gives it a quite edgy look. Normally I’d wear this dress with some heeled ankle boots but I think it works well with flats as well.
- Dress – Boohoo
- Jacket – Wallis (Second Hand)
- Boots – Long Tall Sally
- Belt – Primark
I feel it’s inappropriate to ask for comments on this post. Mental Health is a very personal subject. But if you want to comment please do.