Thank you, Lemon, whoever you are, for this:
Taking the rare moment to reblog Julia Allison because I just could not let this post go. While I think the sentiment behind this post is lovely, I cannot put into words how the source enrages me.
Music means different things to different people. Like poetry, art, literature, and many other creative endeavors, it’s up to interpretation. But to use her interpretation, which I do appreciate, I cannot for the life of me see how this sentiment applies to someone like Julia Allison. To act like your “difference” is akin to being born gay, or transsexual, or transgendered is insulting to an entire community.
Julia, you may feel attacked and hated often and I’m sure that’s not easy and I’m not going to argue with that, but you were not born this way, you were made. Your parents did not bring you into this world to post pictures of yourself in poofy dresses at transcontinental birthday parties, to screengrab text conversations, to go to parties in condom dresses, to tweet intimate family details to 20,000+ strangers, to tell the world about your problems, to post videos of your brother’s wedding vows online, to blog pictures of complete strangers because they talk too loud for your liking, to email your ex’s fiance and claim he cheated on her, the list goes on and on…
And while all of the above and so much more is what you choose to do, you must see the difference between people reacting to the things you choose to post online, in a public forum, as a publicly identified person, and people reacting to someone’s sexual orientation.
To imply that your trials are the same as someone being persecuted for A LIFE THEY DID NOT CHOOSE is ignorant, offensive, and downright infuriating.