It's always kind of been bullied growing up just being different, always been a loner really, an only child so I never really knew how to make friends that much. I grew up very introverted and shy and eventually I chopped all my hair off and everyone started teasing me, calling me names. It was a very depressing moment and I actually went through a lot of depression and a lot of treatment for it, and multiple hospital visits, multiple hospital stays. It was really a long road and it wasn't until the very last hospital stay that I went to that I started discovering myself. I realized that I'm not really like everyone else. I'm just starting to be comfortable in my own skin, being fine with who I am. I started going to youth groups, not really religious just kind of groups. I go to a LGBT support group for teens from 13 to 18. It's really nice. I started a new school and finally got on the track to graduate and got a job. Things are really good and I haven't been hospitalized in over a year and I feel that is all because I finally started figuring out who I am and who I am meant to be and what I want to do.
I’m dressed as Ciel Phantomhive from an anime called Black Butler. I just find it really cool how he managed to get over a very traumatic experience and fight for what he wants. It's also one of the first amines that I watched with my dad.
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