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I’m getting tired of fighting against people’s prejudice

I’m non binary and the way I dress, plus the piercings and tattoos I choose to wear, the ones that help me express who I am, cause me a constant negative judgment from people.
I’m a teacher and the places where I work won’t allow me any opportunities because of this, regardless of the positive feedback I’ve received for the last four years
At the beginning I stood up and spoke about it to my boss, but now I feel like I’m doomed to deal with it and just accept that, as long as I look like this, I’ll have to accept that treatment.
#Anxiety #nonbinary #Discrimination #Prejudice #Tattoos #piercings


Got my lip re-pierced! #piercings

Just wanted to give anyone a heads up whose on an aspirin regiment whose having to get their lip re-pierced and it's developed scar tissue, you might bleed, allot, I did for a half hour and taught my piercer a thing or two about basic f-ing 1st aid, even though she's done piercings for 20 years. I clotted and she removed it! I was like, you don't remove the clot,I was telling her to apply more pressure, she wasn't for shit, I finally had to take over, her and the guy who does tattoos no nothing about cross contamination. Unreal. No your piercer.

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I am always looking for ways to distract myself from the emptiness by changing how I look.
Getting my ears pierced today has filled some of that emptiness, at least for a while.


does anyone else get this feeling?

i’ve been self harming on and off for about 8 years now. I am diagnosed with #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder and #Depression . Now that I’m older i am able to get #Tattoos and #piercings . Often when i feel like i am close to relapse i will book an appointment to get a tattoo or a piercing. After i leave the studio i always have this sense of relief and the urge to self harm is not nearly as strong. at first i didn’t notice that i book these appointments when i feel i’m close to relapse , but it clicked today. does anyone else go through this or cope similarly? i’m sure it’s not the best coping mechanism but it seems that it’s saved me from relapse quite a few times and i am relapsing less often than i did as a kid. does this make sense at all?

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Falling in love with me

Everyday I am falling more and more with myself. I have always thought I was beautiful yet since adding my piercings I feel even more confident in my skin. I feel completely me! I love what I see when I look in the mirror now! My self esteem and self confidence have totally changed. I used to go out and not feel not good enough, or pretty enough. I NOW know that am pretty and good enough for me and that is all that matters. I'm gorgeous inside and now out! Have you ever felt like you are incomplete?! What is it that would help you feel more comfortable in your own skin? A new tattoo, piercings, hair color, or hell even cutting it all off! Whatever it is that you need to go to feel and love you then do so! The only person that is stopping you is you! So go find what you love about yourself and what you don't figure it out and learn to either love or change it. Just make sure you fall in love with you because you are priority!! Keep fighting!! #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #LifeofanEDSerwomanofcolor #EDSAwareness #Selflove #lovingme #Selfcare #Confidence #piercings #Anxiety #Depression #keepfighting