After I wrote the Hurt post I started looking at quotes on Pinterest and even though I am still very much full of pain these quotes are helping me finish the day strong. I hope these help someone else who might be going through a hard time and just need some encouragement.♥

“And from the chaos of her soul there flowed Beauty” – Louise Alexandra Erskine

“Maybe the cage has been a cocoon all along” – Stacie Martin

“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear” – Unknown

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness” – Robert Morley

“Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed” – Unknown

“Actually I can” – Unknown

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack” – Coco Chanel

“The bags under my eyes are Chanel” -Unknown

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”- Marilyn Monroe

“You were born to be real, not to be perfect” – Unknown

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful” – Sophia Loren

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My name is Sasha Adele Braden, a transgender woman, who is queer and living in freedom. I knew I was transgender at the age of five because my development just seemed off so I had an inclination something was very wrong. I was locked away because of shame and I decided that I was going to take my truth to the grave and never open up to anyone because I was full of fear. That all changed February 14, 2018, when it all came out. I’m free. I’m alive. I’m learning that life isn’t just eating, sleeping, having sex, and going to the bathroom but it is so much more! Learning that has been a blast! I am also co-managing a grassroots organization called, “REFLECT” and it is all about trans and nonbinary expression through community while being able to completely lean on allies. I am super stoked to be doing this and being a safe place for the queer community of Austin, TX. Look up my Facebook page “REFLECT” for more details. With all of that said, welcome to my life. I welcome all types of people and welcome all types of dialogue. So, drop a comment or two on a post every once In a while​ this blog is mainly just a way to let go of trauma from my past. Expressing it has helped me overcome things I thought I was never going to be able to overcome and I’m living in freedom for the first time in my life.

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