PLEASE…LET ME be free to be who I am, not trapped in the cage of who you want me to be
Hi there, I’m AR, and I am a panromantic, asexual, genderfluid seventeen-year-old.
Literally my entire family, immediate and extensive, are homophobic and transphobic. I live in Georgia, attend a homo-/transphobic Southern Baptist church, and I am surrounded by judgemental people who do not accept “unnatural” identities, let alone anything out of the binary, and do not recognize asexuality or pansexuality.
My parents will not even allow me to get my hair cut short.
My own siblings, my sister who I had called my best friend for the first twelve years of my life, are highly homophobic and transphobic.
I live in a stifling community of Conservatives who do not understand, nor wish to understand how people like me feel.
I am in a “home” that I cannot, will not, and probably never will have the freedom to come out to my parents or even ‘real life’ friends, for I am afraid of consequences I cannot even imagine.
I know plenty of people in similar situations, stuck in a person that does not resemble who they really are, suppressed by the oppressive beliefs of those around them.
If you could, I would love it if you would reblog this to show support to me and many others like me, whether they are forced to keep silent their sexuality, gender, or any other part of their identity due to the environment they have no choice but to live in, for whatever reason.
This is to show support for us who are silenced, oppressed to a state of quietness, knowing we can never be accepted in the community we currently physically live in.
This is to show that people care, that we don’t have to be completely quiet, that even though our families will not accept us and we know better than to worsen our situations by coming out, there are people who have our backs, who care and love us, who can help us live through this until we can escape.
Because one day we will be free to be US, to be who we are.
Even while we cannot fully have acknowledgement, recognition, or acceptance by our so-called “home”s, we have hope that one day we will find a new home where we can truly express ourselves with no identity needing to be hidden.
Thank you!! I love you all xx