America, where being sick is a giant fuck you


being disabled is your fault.

Being Transgender. Your fault.

Black. Your fault.

Colored. Your fault.

“You did this.”

“You chose this.”

“You can do better you are faking.”

“You are just entitled.”

“You need to learn respect.”

“You are required to be OK all the time, I was.”

I was really sick last night but I work in a country that being sick is a giant fuck you. I don’t go into work I don’t get paid. Then the kids don’t go to childcare and everything just falls apart.

I fall apart.

Like right now.

Why do you think the fucking suicide rate is so fucking high?

Mental illness isn’t something that only gets 5min of facetime, mental illness needs to be talked about. All the time. People are struggling everywhere.

I’m not OK.

I haven’t been OK.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be OK.

Just thanks for reading OK?

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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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