Good morning GroupThink. As you may have (or most likely have not) noticed, I stopped posting and commenting last week. Originally, I had planned not to come back for a while, like at least a month.

It seems the tone around here lately is a little different than usual. There is (or hopefully, was) a lot more indirect misandry than I am comfortable with. Many of those posts do eventually get deleted, but still...it’s definitely not in the spirit of the GT I am normally proud to call myself a member of. I also got transplain’d a couple times, which definitely made me go “woah”.

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I’m also going through some rather stressful family issues and someone is suing me, because I guess everyone needs a lawsuit against them at least once in their life.

The final nail in the coffin was when I made a post about a certain set of people at the fringes of the trans movement who really aren’t helping progress. Likely because I sucked with my wording (and added a story that was actually unrelated to the subject), my post was completely and entirely taken the wrong way...so I pulled it before I could hurt myself any further and offend more people.

To those I offended, I do apologize. Those were SO not my intentions. But rather bring to light an issue that really only other trans people are aware of.

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But based on my already stressful life issues and some really scary posts, I logged out and decided taking a break would be best.

I’m actually posting today because of a post that was pretty alarming to see here. I won’t talk about it because it was deleted as well.

I also find comfort in writing, so in reality; my break only made me feel worse. So hell, I’d rather stay here and keep on doing what I do than to let a few wild opinions scare me away. So, I’m back!

Also, I did get one productive thing done during my break. I learned that my face is healed up enough that I don’t need to wear a full face of makeup! I only put foundation on my neck (scars, yo) and on my mustache area. Seeing my natural skin actually looks a bit cuter than my old idea of just covering my whole face in foundation.