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    Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy!

    Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy! - #DwhellOnIt Episode 65

    📺 - tinyurl.com/pm9phwyx

    🗣 - "I can't be optimistic that we're going to solve it all when it comes to #trans #individuals . The conversation, and the controversy, all come from the same place. It comes from the same people, the same reasons and gets promoted by the same behaviours. It's all identical. If we can solve racism, we can solve transphobia, so I'm doing what I can. I'm not optimistic, but if I don't do anything about it, I don't have any right to complain about it happening either."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - Follow the playlist! - tinyurl.com/nzbr8k27

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    * What would it be if you had to do an impromptu presentation about a #trans -based topic?

    * How often do you experience transphobia, and how does that make you feel?

    * Is there anything that changes about you between your public and private life?

    * What is one thing you wish you could convince everyone to understand?

    * Do you think the controversy about #trans people will end during your lifetime?

    🔗 - Links!

    * #Canada Voted in Favour of Policing #women 's Bodies! - tinyurl.com/4exsn3kx

    * Does Sport Manitoba Fund Non-Inclusive PSOs? - tinyurl.com/yz6neakc

    * City of Winnipeg: Self-Declaration and Employment Equity - tinyurl.com/yckp2xjm

    * #Transgender Awareness Week - "Progress takes time, but it should not end with us going back in time." - tinyurl.com/mvujbsup

    * City of Winnipeg City Council Approves to Prefer #Kindness - tinyurl.com/4nf8w4jf

    * Mayoral candidate blames Indigenous men for violence against Indigenous #women . - tinyurl.com/4b73c6v4

    * Expectations, Responsibilities and Talking to Goldfish - tinyurl.com/mr3msk4w

    * How Presentation Affects Representation - tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    ‼️ - Like! Share! Subscribe!

    ➕ - Subscribe to see new episodes when they get uploaded! - tinyurl.com/26pfst7v

    ✉️ - Comment or DM your questions to get answered in a future episode!

    👍🏻 - Please like and share!

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look Me Up!

    @TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    * Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Fight Against Hate!

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - tinyurl.com/2p98f8hc

    📣 - Biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers and isolated victims stay ongoing.

    📣 - Grassroots power comes from its people! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence and oppression!

    💻 - You Can Help!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    * Instagram: tinyurl.com/5n6dm696

    * Facebook: tinyurl.com/6pww46b8

    * Twitter: tinyurl.com/26sbj4zb

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    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst! Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy! - Episode 65 - HIREWHELLER

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    #manitoba #winnipeg #Sports #Lesbian #LGBTQ #LGBTQ #demisexual #equality #Gratitude

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    Being Common, Being Famous, the Past Life & the Real Life

    Being Common, Being Famous, the Past Life & the Real Life - #DwhellOnIt Episode 64

    📺 - tinyurl.com/2p988rxn

    🗣 - "Sure, there are #trans #individuals who had their sex assigned at birth by a doctor who has never known them. And accepted by people who assumed they knew what was best for you. And then followed office administrators #stamping papers and typing on keyboards. Assigning a gender identity to someone who never even had a voice in things, let alone having a voice, period. And then, #saying , 'No, my gender identity does not align with my sex assigned at birth.' Thanks for that, by the way, everybody."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - Follow the playlist! - tinyurl.com/nzbr8k27

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    * Do you wish you had transitioned earlier? Why? Why not?

    * How much do you share in common with other #trans people? Do you share anything in common with other #LGBTQ people too?

    * Would you like to be famous? In what way?

    * Do you treat yourself with anything because you are #trans ?

    * How did you prepare to prove real-life experience for your transition?

    🔗 - Links!

    * I'm still closeted and don't know if I could ever come out because I'll get seen like I'm different. Did or do you still feel the same way, and how do you cope with that? - tinyurl.com/5n8m94ey

    * "You mention you don't regret the time lost. I'm starting #HRT at 39. I've been #Questioning my gender for 15-20 years. I'm thinking about what would have happened if I'd figured it out or been braver early on." How do you do that? - tinyurl.com/2zcxas8y

    * How would you describe the #trans community in three words? - tinyurl.com/2p88bef3

    * How Presentation Affects Representation - tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    * Are there any #Events in your life that helped encourage you to transition? - tinyurl.com/4wca2hu3

    ‼️ - Like! Share! Subscribe!

    ➕ - Subscribe to see new episodes when they get uploaded! - tinyurl.com/26pfst7v

    ✉️ - Comment or DM your questions to get answered in a future episode!

    👍🏻 - Please like and share!

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look Me Up!

    @TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    * Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Fight Against Hate!

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - tinyurl.com/2p98f8hc

    📣 - Biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers and isolated victims stay ongoing.

    📣 - Grassroots power comes from its people! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence and oppression!

    💻 - You Can Help!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    * Instagram: tinyurl.com/5n6dm696

    * Facebook: tinyurl.com/6pww46b8

    * Twitter: tinyurl.com/26sbj4zb

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    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst! Being Common, Being Famous, the Past Life & the Real Life - Episode 64 - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman is wearing glasses, a grey heathered sweater and a black shirt. There is blue text with a purple and magenta accent. She is sitting on a black chair in front of a beige wall.

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    #Lesbian #LGBT #demisexual #equality

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    Being #trans , Playing Games, Getting Loved, and More! - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 57

    📺 - www.youtube.com/watch

    🗣 - "Would I stop? Would I go back to a pre-transition life? Would I erase being #trans from who I am as a person? No! Absolutely not! My name is Taylor Lakhryst. I am a #Transgender woman proud to be who I am."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content ! - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    * How important is being #trans to your overall identity?

    * Do you play games? In what game universe would you want to live?

    * What parts of your life have changed since you came #Out as a #trans woman?

    * What can you say to a mature #Transgender woman who feels like nobody won't ever love her? FYI, I'm recently divorced.

    * Is there anywhere you feel more #Out of place now than before you transitioned?

     

    🔗 - Links!

    * #Canada Voted In Favour of Policing Women's Bodies! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d38u-qP8lqg&list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4&index=1

    * Expectations, Responsibilities and Talking to Goldfish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjyMgY0hBg8&list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4&index=1

    * How Presentation Affects Representation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvYnMgeH_IU&list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4&index=1

    * Has your #social life changed since you transitioned? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUrOnn4p6ak&list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4&index=11&t=490s

    * Has romance changed for you since you transitioned? Are you willing to share a fantasy? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcCfwc7oGCc&list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4&index=1&t=1430s

    👀 - Create #change !  

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to #help the 2SLGBTQIA+ #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/hirewheller

    #Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    #Twitter :  https://twitter.com/HireWheller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    📒 - Alt information

    * Text: Dwhell on it w/ Taylor Lakhryst Ep. 57 - Being Trans, Playing Games, Getting Loved, and More! - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman wearing a grey t-shirt is smiling & sitting in front of a beige wall. There is turquoise text with a grey & black accent.

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    #Lesbian #LGBTQ #LGBT #Pride #equality

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    How Presentation Affects Representation - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 56

    📺 - tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    🗣 - "Taylor Lakhryst was an undecided voter who participated in a #CBC program called Face to Face during last year's federal election campaign. While being on the show gave her a chance to ask questions of a party leader, she felt CBC's production choices spoiled the experience by making her appear inept and powerless."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content ! - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    "While you expressed #Gratitude for the #Opportunity to provide visibility on the subject of abuse toward the 2SLBGTQIA+ #Community , you felt that #CBC made choices which diluted your appearance. It left you feeling, if not misrepresented, then underrepresented."

    It feels as if #CBC chose to represent me as what I interpret as inept, powerless, and stuck with candy-coated concerns because who I am isn't palatable enough for Canadians who can't cope that #people such as myself strive to inspire and create #change .

    #social platforms highlighted my segment as being of the utmost importance on an issue that had not been placed front and centre in the campaign until my appearance.

    I continued to focus much of my argument on the treatment of my introductory video. I emphasized how problematic it was that this video highlighted "my love for #Sports and karaoke" while omitting more substantive #Comments about the importance of placing responsibility for bigotry and hate-based abuse on the abusers rather than the victims.

    "I'm an undecided voter because" and "Let's be #leaders …" were extracted from two completely different sections of what I provided. #CBC created that line and not me, and I'm not sure if that is conducive to "accuracy."

    "You stated that you followed all the directives given to you in advance by producers, yet you were the only one of the four participants given less than 40 seconds of airtime."

    "You also reiterated that #CBC exercised poor judgment when it failed to include your exchange about pronouns with #ErinOToole .”

    #CBC watered me down and presented me with the safest, most palatable and most comfortable image they could build based on the information I provided.

    "Your complaint is, first and foremost, a reminder that the stories journalists tell are not really "theirs." They are the stories of real #people with real lives, ambitions, and concerns."

    Journalistic Standards and Practices covers much ground regarding ethical #Journalism but doesn't cover specific circumstances.

    "There is more debate to be had about editing your introductory video … it's clear that those producers took two risks with your video."

    "On your frustration that the #question you asked on the show was "negotiated," … I worried it meant that programmers were forcing you to ask the questions that they wanted."

    🔗 - Links!

    How Presentation Affects Representation - tinyurl.com/yc26c89x

    Your Friends Appreciate a Random Check-In Call or Text More Than You Realize - tinyurl.com/3hbad7au

    What four undecided voters asked #ErinOToole | Face to Face 2021 - tinyurl.com/2p8ntybn

    #Media and #Journalism are transphobic. I was on #CBC News: The National Face to Face - tinyurl.com/5yfc9a65

    #Canada Voted In Favour of Policing Women's Bodies! - tinyurl.com/56b67cr9

    Is there anything that #people expect you to be good at but are very bad at? - tinyurl.com/br4j293z

    #CBC News: The National | #ErinOToole , Alberta's deadly COVID-19 surge, TIFF returns - tinyurl.com/4mvaemvy

    👀 - Create #change !  

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to #help the 2SLGBTQIA+ #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/hirewheller

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    #Twitter : https://twitter.com/HireWheller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

    📒 - Alt information

    * Text: Dwhell on it w/ Taylor Lakhryst Ep. 56 - How Presentation Affects Representation - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman wearing a black sweater is smiling & sitting in front of a beige wall. There is white text with a yellow & purple accent.

    * Captions: Automated

    #Gratitude #Opportunity #social #Sports #Comments #leaders #canadian #gender #grateful #interview #manitoba #News #Out #Respect #Safety #Success #winnipeg #Youtube #active #Activism #Anxiety #athlete #Business #causes #Charity #donate #Energy #equality #Fundraising #Lesbian #LGBT #LGBTQ #Kindness #marketing #Media #nonbinary #philanthropy #Pride

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    Hormones, Acceptance, Romance, And Priorities

    🗣 - "#trans erasure, especially being platformed as loudly as it is in the US in recent history, is a real and serious thing."

    📺 - Hormones, Acceptance, Romance, And Priorities - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 52 - tinyurl.com/2acnyudu

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived #experience as a trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded weekly! - tinyurl.com/nzbr8k27

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - tinyurl.com/26pfst7v

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    Have hormones made you cry about anything that you were surprised you cried about?

    What are your top priorities?

    I'm still closeted and don't know if I could ever come out because I'll get seen like I'm different. Did or do you still feel the same way, and how do you cope with that?

    Has romance changed for you since you transitioned? Are you willing to share a fantasy?

    🔗 - Links!

    What part of advocacy is your favourite? What is the most time-consuming? What is the most exhausting? - tinyurl.com/3jytjfwy

    What encouraged you to come out? Were there other times you felt you should have but didn't? - tinyurl.com/c27bpwse

    Has your social life changed since you transitioned? - tinyurl.com/2d229m39

    What do you think about transphobia in the #LGBTQ #Community ? - tinyurl.com/3828fkpr

    What does someone who wants to #Love you need to know? Is there anything that someone you love needs to know? - tinyurl.com/ms835kbw

    👀 - Create #change !

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - tinyurl.com/2p98f8hc

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram : tinyurl.com/2p99ed4j

    #Facebook : tinyurl.com/6pww46b8

    Twitter: tinyurl.com/26sbj4zb

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    @TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - Hormones, Romance, Acceptance & Priorities - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 52 - HIREWHELLER

    * Description: A blonde woman wearing a green shirt is smiling and sitting in front of a beige wall. There is white text on a rainbow background with a yellow and purple accent.

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    #asexual #Lesbian #LGBT #demisexual #Pride #equality

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    Coming out #Lesbian #LGBT #Comingout

    Recently we acknowledged #nationalcomingoutday. I think about how much my life has changed over the past years since I came out to myself, and then again coming out to friends and family.

    I think about how I told my grandma before she died and she said she knew all along and was proud of me for being honest with myself. Then asked me how many women I’d slept with 😂 I wish she was here.

    I think about how the amount of love and support shown by my best friends makes me overflow with joy.

    I think about the two moms that made me family when I needed it the most. You gave me somewhere to bring my significant other “home”.

    I think about how my relationship with God has grown and deepened into a level I never imagined when I was so heavily focused on living by evangelical interpretations on the Bible. God loves me unconditionally, even when I question how when I’ve made so many mistakes.

    I think about those in other countries that are persecuted for homosexuality and how fortunate I am to live in a country where I don’t have to worry about going to prison or being killed for loving someone the same gender as me.

    I think about how much it hurts to dwell on the negative side of coming out. My parents not supporting me (although I will say my mom is coming around slowly ♥️), hearing the hateful words and actions against the LGBTQ community, the criticism my children will endure having two moms, and being treated different in daily life all because of the way I love. I hate the hate the gay community has thrown back at those who don’t like the way we love. Fighting hate with hate does not make you any better.

    I think that coming out made me a better person. It made me more confident and has taught me how to love myself, which has been an ongoing battle. I know things may have seemed easier, but being true to yourself and happy is worth the bumps.

    So today whether you are out and proud, questioning and not quite ready to make that step, or confidently straight, be authentically you because we only get one life to live.

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    Internal panic #Lesbian #LGBT #hoplessromantic #Demiromantic

    Ugghhggggg. I hate falling in love. That's the sweet and simple of it. To all the bigots, if I could choose my sexuality I'd be ace/aro. The thing about being a lesbian demiromantic is that I'm way too awkward and anxious to talk to anyone, AND by the time I love them they're my best friend. Especially scince I don't handle rejection well. So I fell in love with my best friend in theater and haven't stopped loving her scince. She's beautiful and sweet and the first healthy friend relationship I've ever had. I got the courage to tell her how I feel fall 2020....and was rejected. She was very kind about it and we still hang out all the time, but my heart still hurts. I just smiled and said it was perfectly fine while I died a little inside. Whatever makes her happy. I never got over her and i think part of me is still hoping because we've gotten even closer, but, I'll wait for her.

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    How cute is this? #Lesbian #rainbow #🌈🌈

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    Something wholesome I wanted to share :)

    So Christmas Eve.

    Hi. I'm Cass. I'm gay, asian and a woman(ish). I have a few cousins living in the U.K. and we facetimed a while ago. After we got to talking for a few hours now, I (impulsively) decided to come out to them ❗️❗️ They got to asking the whole "you got a boyfriend thing" and I kinda muttered "I don't like boys..." so then my cousin was like,"Oh, so what do you like then?" And we all laughed about it but told them my situation about how it's not safe for me at home and how only my sister knows that I'm gay.

    They were super chill with it and I expected they would be since that same cousin literally marched in London Pride (ah, what a dream). Later on, I let my sister take the floor and told them she had a question. Her question was:

    "Hets ba ka yo? (translated: Are you guys hets?)"

    At first they were confused but it was cleared up (haha!) but get this: BOTH cousins say: "No!" and my other cousin adds on: "We're homos!!" We all about died😂 After finding out we were all gay, they were all so respectful and they totally got it. My older cousin (the one that went to London Pride) asked me what my pronouns were just if they could have changed (she/they now) and even my preferred name! Totally absofrickinlutely warmed my heart.

    Usually, Christmas can be triggering because I am forced to spend time with people who caused my trauma or that it's a reminder of all the years I wish I wasn't alive but this year was good. I can't be more thankful that I have such amazing people in my family considering my associations of most of them being not-so-great have almost always been true. But not this time. And I couldn't be more overjoyed. Man, I love those guys.

    I hope I can see them again after all those years ago when we were still little kids playing at my lola's (grandmother) house.

    Happy Holidays to each and every guy, gal, nonbinary pal out there whatever you celebrate. You deserve the best! Sending hugs from a lonertown cornland in Illinois🌽💖

    #Lesbian #LGBT + #Comingout

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    How to not Therapize Your Girlfriend

    Provide a safe space for your girlfriend to explore her own emotions safely with you and yes, without you. Encourage her to speak to a licensed professional when feeling the urge to offer advice when maybe, she just needs someone to listen to her vent.

    Be a shoulder to cry on without trying to fix the reason that’s causing her tears. It’s hard to see the ones we love in pain, but it’s better to provide healthier options to cope with negative emotions or symptoms of any mental distress.

    When your girlfriend is struggling and all you want to do is help, the best thing could be seeking a therapist, counselor, psychologist, mental health doctor, etc.

    There’s only so much we can do until given the right tools as an educated support system!

    Best wishes,
    VeganSarah

    #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BPD #MentalHealth #Communication #LGBT #Lesbian #lovers #shareyourstory #Therapist #pyschologist #Pyschiatrist #Counseling #itsokaynottobeokay #ITSOKAYTOTALK