Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you
Just a reminder: You don’t owe it to anyone to prove that your experiences are real.
Having to stand up under constant interrogation and “debate” about your own existence is not a fair tax for being able to exist in a public space.
It’s okay to talk to people you relate to, and share experiences, and not give “skeptics” who are miles away from knowing what you’ve lived through the time of day.
These people want you to think that you owe them, that there’s a price for saying that abuse is real, that oppression is real, that your brain is real, that your identity is real, and that price is allowing them to aggressively and continually try to convince you those things are NOT real.
They’re wrong, and you don’t have to.
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