I'm a music teacher, forums moderator, and a harry potter fan.
I live in San Francisco.
You can’t see me, can you? You look at me, and you can’t see me. Have you any idea what that’s like? I’m not on the phone, I’m right here… standing in front of you. Please, just… just see me.
I have huge happy news! timmyriddle has officially woken up and he’s staying up this time! I haven’t felt so relieved in forever.
I’m crying tears of joy right now! I’ve missed Timmy so freaking much. Wow, this is the best news!
Aw, this is wonderful! Welcome back, Timmy!
I’ve met a lot of cool people at Arcadia!
Rockaway, New York is one of my favorite places. I love collecting shells on the beach, seeing my Grandma, and taking walks on the boardwalk.
Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
I’m giving a speech tomorrow! It’s about my life experiences.
Topics I’m focusing on: Gender, race, homelessness, mental health, and my recovery.
Overview: As a genderqueer/black individual I’ve experienced a lot of transphobia and racism. When I came out as genderqueer to my family I was kicked out of the house, which left my homeless for a year (2010). That’s when my battle with depression and suicidal thoughts began.
Luckily, I was able to find a safe space to nurture my road to recovery. I’m now working at an LGBT community center and at a homeless shelter. I reunited with my brother and we now have a close relationship. I’m so thankful that I continued living, even when things got tough. Things got better and they are continuing to get better!
Thanks to caitlintheawesome for encouraging me to share my story! You helped me find the confidence to speak about my experiences. I can’t wait to give that speech tomorrow! Hopefully I can inspire someone in that audience as much as you have inspired me.
Bethim, this made me tear up!
You have overcome so many obstacles in your life. I’m so proud of you and your achievements! You are honestly one of the most compassionate, brave, and unique people I know. You inspire me everyday to keep moving forward.
Good luck with the speech! The audience will love you.
A Date in Amsterdam
I always wanted to illustrate Hazel and Gus’s dinner date, plus my degree in architecture is over and I now have too much free time on my hands, so not only did I do a triptych, but I also decided to animate them, cinemagraph-style. To see the still versions, go to my deviantart here.
P.S. This is my first time making gifs!
P.P.S. I’m thinking of taking the plunge and putting my prints up on Society6 or something, so I wonder if anyone’s interested? Of course, I’ll probably have to build up a sizeable amount of art first.