Starting on Thursday, I’m taking a holiday for two weeks. Visiting a tropical island with my girlfriend for some much needed rest and relaxation. During that time, there will be no comic updates and I will be unable to answer asks. Please exercise self-care during this period and take good care of yourselves. Remember that you can always go to the resources page for help when you need it.
Stay strong, beautiful people. You are all wonderful and you are worth fighting for.
Hi - so um, I've been cis my whole life but there's a girl now and I think she likes me because she's acting like men I've known who liked me. And I maybe like her back. But this is new to me. Any blogs or tumblrs that might help me figure this out? Ideally a blog that will help me not screw this up and hurt her because I'm an ignorant ass?
Figuring out your gender and sexuality is a huge process, and one that takes time. Having these feelings now might be a sign that there’s more you need to learn about yourself. Take your time - explore, write about your feelings, and if you can, talk to a counsellor. This is the time to really examine yourself and get to know your emotions.
Advocates for youth have a number of online brochures which discuss LGBT issues - scroll to the bottom for articles on what to do if you think you might be gay/lesbian/transgender/bisexual. You can also start right here on Tumblr - try perusing the gay/lesbian/dyke/trans*/LGBTIQ tags and see if the results pique your curiosity. Tumblr is full of LGBTIQ positive posts that you could spend hours going through.
When you feel ready, talk to the girl in question. You don’t have to have figured out your identity to begin exploring your relationship with her. Do what feels natural to you. Be sensitive, listen to yourself, and most importantly, talk about what’s going on. You never know what may lay ahead for you.
You’ll be OK beautiful. It’s scary, but it’s going to be OK. I hope you learn a lot about yourself.
Hello, I know this is very random but I'd like some advice. I am getting a lot of stretch marks on my breasts lately and I'm just getting really insecure about them. The marks look like fresh bruises, when I first notice tem I just thought that they were just some redness from a healed cut my cats often give me. I don't find stretch marks unattractive but the marks are showing up at a fast rate and like I said, they're very noticeable. I'm just looking for ways to view them in a positive light.
It’s not unusual to get stretchmarks when your body is going through change. Most folks have them. I have them! The good news is, they do fade - while they look like bruises now, they will fade to a lighter colour with time. You can try using rose oil, olive oil or bio-oil to minimise their appearance in the mean time.
The important thing to remember is that your stretchmarks are a beautiful part of who you are. Some people like to call them tiger stripes. They are natural, they are beautiful, they are you. Don’t be ashamed of them. Accept that your body is gaining some new colour, and love your body as it changes. You are so, so beautiful. Be proud of your wonderful body.
I think the photo for anon was the first I've actually seen of you. I'm a fairly new follower and have been reading your comic to give strength in my recovery. You are the embodiment of what I always imagine perfect. No lie.
You flatter me, kind anon. I’m glad the comic is giving you strength. Keep fighting beautiful. You can do this.