They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is my statement, and I think this pic I found online sums it up quite nicely. I spent a good portion of my life being outspoken and a bit different. My locations and circumstances have changed over the years, so my methods have had to change as a result. I thought for a long time of what I could be and how well I could live, but not always were the results what I wanted.
I had to do a lot of soul searching and prayer to get me through the worst of the times, and am so glad that it’s helped. I used to be very colorful and flamboyant on the outside, but very few times had that proven to be welcomed or even practical. I am colorful and flamboyant enough on the inside that I don’t need to go broke on clothing or other enhancements that were only useful in a limited number of places I could be. God gave me wonderful gifts of creativity that allow me to express myself in ways more than being a punk, a goth, or a drag queen could ever be.
I am happy for these gifts, and make no bones about letting people know online or if we talk in person. Of course, some people are not comfortable about that, and that is their right and freedom. I guess I have lost people in my life for less, but those that remain are the ones that I am happy to have as part of my circle of friends. So this picture is my statement to all of the naysayers and people who don’t want to be part of my life anymore, as I’m most likely better off without that drama anymore. I have enough of my own without being weighed down with more.