French enthusiast, non-binary trans person, artist, writer, lover of animals, space, and the right for every living thing to experience their existence authentically.
Pronouns: they/them (English) iel (French)
Drudging through Depression
Whenever I see articles or self care tips of “just go outside,” “take a shower,” “clean anything,” or something else to that effect when in a depressive slump, it just makes me feel worse. Do you know how much energy those tasks take? How much I have to force myself to do these things, only to feel worse by the end of it? Even the thought is exhausting.
Foreign in a Pandemic- Part Three
*For the privacy of the school, staff, students, and program itself, I’m going to leave the region/town names out of these pieces. Despite now living in the largest town in the academy region, it is still a small region with even smaller towns. If I gave even one piece of information, many other things could be uncovered, and I don’t wish to risk the privacy and breach trust of anyone I work alongside. For more notes and stories of my experiences, read Foreign in a Pandemic-parts one and two available on my page*
Foreign in a Pandemic- Part Two
*For the privacy of the school, staff, students, and program itself, I’m going to leave the region/town names out of these pieces. Being in such a small region, and even smaller towns, if I gave even one piece of information, many other things could be uncovered, and I don’t wish to risk the privacy and breach trust of anyone I work alongside.*
Foreign in a Pandemic- Part One
When I first applied to be an English teaching assistant outside of my home country, it was before the pandemic appeared on a global scale. Mid-January 2020, there were barely whispers of sickness spreading in Japan. Who could have possibly imagined it would have such a grave, continuous impact on the entire globe?
Trans Before, Trans After
Everyone in this world eventually kicks the final bucket. This is a fact of life. It's unavoidable. Guaranteed. However, it's the unfortunate truth that many LGBT+ folx, particularly those who are transgender, often die much younger than their cisgender and/or hetero-normative counterparts. There are many reasons for this particular fact of life, but every single one of them is just as tragic as the next.