Well, my life and the lives of people in other marginalized communities just became very different thanks to the election. I couldn’t bring myself to leave my apartment the day after the election. I cried for four days straight. This has been one of the most emotionally draining weeks of my life, and I am afraid that the next two years, at least, will be more of the same.
Despite the emotional devastation that I have felt since Tuesday, I have also felt an outpouring of love from my UGA Law family. Faculty, staff, administration, and students have reached out to me to check on my well-being. I went to dinner on Friday night with other LGBTQ and ally UGA Law people. We ate pizza (mine with ranch dressing because I’m 12), laughed, shared our coming out stories, vented, and laughed some more. I felt a lot better after Friday night.
On Saturday, I went to the first Athens trans support group meeting. I really enjoyed it. I always am re-energized by spending time with other trans people. I think it will be beneficial to have a group to talk to. And there was a cute UGA student there…
Today, I had lunch with a couple of my law buddies and have spent the rest of the day in the library. I have an ungodly amount of work to do since I wasn’t really up for much last week. I feel myself slipping back into the dark place I was at on Wednesday. I’m just trying to make it through finals–30 days until top surgery.
I did update my “About” section of my blog. I hope you’ll take a second to check it out.
All the best,