Recently my friend shared an article she found online titled “The Danger of Allowing Straight Cis Men into LGBTQ Spaces.” It focused on a specific Hollywood nightclub that was being overrun by straight men. It gave an example of a man who made aggressive sexual advances to two lesbians. He would not leave them alone when they asked. When they agreed to let him take them home because they were too drunk to drive, he sexually assaulted one of them.
I have a lot of medical stress. A few months ago I had my first angiogram of the brain (after a neuro-vascular issue was discovered on an MRV scan). This test involved making an incision into the artery on my leg and feeding a tub with a tiny camera all the way up to my brain (while I was partially conscious). I have Ehlers Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that causes easy tears and bleeding. I am at a higher risk of hemorrhage. Fortunately, I was only conscious enough that I don’t remember them asking me questions or anything during the test. I only remember waking up to the artery clamp malfunctioning, blood spewing out, and a dude crushing his full weight into my hip while people were shouting, “keep the pressure.” There was a ton of bruising afterwards and a weird mass formed. We thought it was a blood clot or slow bleed, but yay, just swelling.
Many agree that social media is poison.
I do not feel comfortable in my body. I never will. It’s very hard to deal with the loss of control of something I’m inside of. I became disabled when I was 20, but I still had mobility. The two major things that affected that were: