Social Reflecting *EOTWP*

15 April

Week 63
It's interesting to know that I created my current Twitter account, @Anna_Clay, in the middle of 2010. I did so right after a breakup with an ex-girlfriend of mine. Honestly, everything I had shown myself as — be it feminine verbiage, traits, physical actions, etc. — through the last couple of years alongside that relationship is what led to the eventual breakup. In the summer of 2010, I began thinking, "it's now or never" to begin transitioning. After that relationship unfolded and became unhinged, I immediately set forth creating and setting my name as an actual identity online.

It started with Twitter. I remember live-tweeting a music awards show that same night. During that escapade, I tweeted about all the different gorgeous dresses and pretty attire that the women on the show were wearing...commenting on hairstyles, shoes, and the like — finally getting to be my real self in a public space. It felt wonderfully liberating. Through the course of those next few years, while still using my previous Twitter account to begin talking in small bits about equality and rights, I would occasionally chime in on my new account with a random tweet or two.

Then I switched my Pinterest accounts over. Oooooh, Pinterest. Yes. Dresses...skirts...soooooo many dresses, skirts, and other clothing I wanted to wear, but couldn't just quite yet. Being able to publicly post and reshare cute outfits brought me a lot of relief, though. Next came the realisation that I needed a new email. This was created in early 2011. I've been using it ever since. My old one has been phased out finally. Yay.

My Mii! <3
In 2013, after having the Wii U (a Nintendo video game console) for about half of a year, I decided to create a new account there. When you turn that console on and it loads the main menu screen, your account Mii (or in my case, Miis) are standing in the middle of the screen. My original was there, as was my current one, Miss Anna_Clay. Going over to my parents' house that Christmas with the Wii U, I wondered if any of them (primarily Beau or Shaun) noticed that second female Mii standing there on the main screen. It was the same with 2014's Christmas, too.
Sunglasses and wind-blown hair. Yaaasss.
But ah, yes. 2014. In late October, that's when I began my new account on the biggest social media stage of the them all — Facebook. Since a year of Facebook usage passed back in October, I've started seeing all of these crazy On This Day posts...with the ability to share them to my timeline. These Facebook entries have been bringing back so many memories, too. Some are happy, some are sad, and some are just all over the place. It's been interesting to think back to what kind of emotional trigger must have created each post, and today's was no different.

Today's On This Day memories were two very positive entries from last year. The first was about a blog entry right here on this very website that you're reading currently. It was about my uncle. My mother's older brother decided to visit me at my job to see what all the hubbub was living full-time as my true self. I began reading it again this morning, and I cried once more upon remembering how sweet and positive he was toward me. I'm going to greatly miss him once he's gone.

And the second story...well, it was more of an "equality wins" kind of article. The U.S.'s EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) mandated that transgender people are allowed to use the restroom that is consistent of their identity. This is a Title IX protection under workplace discrimination laws that is currently being fought against by spineless, perverted republican cowards all over the country. As we know in recent news, states such as Mississippi and North Carolina have disobeyed a constitutional amendment regarding said rights. Ahem...
14th Amendment (U.S. Constitution)
 Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The bolded text is especially important to know and understand. But radical conservatives don't, and they should be sentenced to prison for enacting such blatant acts of callousness against the citizens of their respective states.

Let me spell this out for you, Repubs:

We ARE a secular society. We ARE governed by separation of church and state. Do you comprehend this? Do you get it? We are nation of many diverse religions, languages, ethnicities, ideas, and even those (such as myself) who don't have a religion and belief in a god. This is what makes us as a country so wonderful to live in! So much diversity! But I understand that scares you. You know, since you've been waiting some 2,000 plus odd years for a deity to return and save you from all the diversity.

Don't you dare ever think you can create laws that hinder societal/human growth and progression. Because if you do, what's happening in North Carolina right now regarding these ridiculous bathroom bills will most certainly happen to you, too. You will pay.

As a transgender woman living in this country, I'm horrified at the exorbitant amount of hate spewing forth from the mouths of those that think I'm some sort of monster that shouldn't be seen or have rights. Fuck you and your idiocy. Your ignorant intellect that's fueled by fundamentalist religiosity needs to be rid from this world. And it needs to end NOW.

So, hey. How 'bout some transgender boobie growth? <3
Male nipples are so funny looking. I wish the damn areolae around my nipples were bigger. Ugh.
There's progress for sure. Every month, little by little. The girls are progressing. And hey, at least the left one is starting to catch up. LOLs.

With that, I'll end this entry. I'll see you guys next week. Be good, do good! Love! <3

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