Hey guys, my apologies for not writing yesterday. Everything has been crazy with exams coming up next week, and CCAs being due. I’m still really emotional with what happened to Rose, but It’s getting easier.
I’m going to talk about the meeting I was just at for my local “Youth Advisory”. We touched base on a lot of things that relate to the purpose of this blog, and next month I plan on sharing this blog with them. Let’s start with the fact that we are getting a pride parade in my town. I’m so excited, I just want to wear rainbows and dye my hair the colors of the rainbow. Honestly, I don’t care what people would say either. I love representing the fact that I’m apart of this community, and the only thing that could stop me from doing it is someone getting physical. Which I realize is the case for many people out there, and if it’s that bad, tell someone. Send an anonymous letter to your homeroom teacher, or to your principal and you could also talk to a school guidance counselor if you have one.
Another thing we talked about was when people use social media to show how they are feeling. This is something I’m extremely passionate about. When it comes to emotions and really anything related to LGBTQ+ feel free to message me and I’ll let you know what I think. Anyways, back to the topic of emotions and social media. Note, this is not me personally saying FML or KMS when I mention them.
The subject originally came up when a friend of mine mentioned people being over dramatic or attention seeking when they post things like FML or KMN/KMS on their Snap chat or Instagram stories. Which sometimes, it is the case but, sometimes they truly need people to help them. I mentioned how sometimes, people won’t talk in person because they are awkward and/or scared. I only know this because I’ve been there before. When I was 12 I had a rough patch in my life but, I was too afraid to tell anyone. I thought about suicide, but I just couldn’t. I knew it wasn’t the answer. My mom has always told me, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I think that if you just failed a test and you’re upset, that’s not a reason to say “FML I’m gonna KMS” on your story. If your parents are really strict about your grades and your failing class and they are giving you a hard time, it may not be appropriate to say necessarily that exact phrase, but, if you’re legitimately experiencing suicidal thoughts, certainly reach out. It’s important. You are important. Your life is important. You matter, never forget that.
At the meeting, we also talked about doing a trash bash so I’m excited about that, and I’m also going to be speaking in front of the town or “City” Council, so that will be an incredible experience as well. If you guys have any questions or really anything you want to tell me, please send out an email.
Talk tomorrow, bye!