National Coming Out Day
Happy National Coming Out Day!!!
I wanted to write a quick post to express how important this day is. I am so proud to be transgender. That is something I never thought I would be comfortable with, much less proud of. I am so happy to be out, I couldn't imagine my life any other way now. Many people don’t realize that my blog was my “coming out” to everyone besides my family and friends from high school (and before).
When I was 12 years-old I first identified as transgender and came out to my mom a few weeks later. I knew that she would love me no matter what. I wasn’t necessarily nervous to tell her, but I was anxious to get it off my chest. When I said “I want to be a girl,” she wrapped her arms around me like she has done for my entire life, and hugged and kissed me until I couldn't take it anymore. I know not everyone has supportive families, but one day, our world will be a more loving place for all people, regardless of gender or sexuality.
I want every LGBTQIA+ person to know that I am here for you. I am always here for you. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to me via email, Instagram, or any other platform for support. I feel so strongly that I am in this body in this lifetime to be a resource for trans people and to help guide our society towards overall acceptance.
It’s important to be your true self, if you feel safe enough to do so. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable fully coming out to loved ones, you can seek love and support from local LGBT Centers, and from me as well. The great thing about my site is that you can access it from anywhere in the world (with working internet of course). I’ve preached self-authenticity since coming out, and I find that being my most authentic self at all times makes me the happiest. I needed to move out of New York and start fresh in LA to achieve the level of happiness I feel day-to-day. There’s a saying in LA that I hear often (and now say often,) which is “Live your best life!” This is your life, and you need to live it to fullest, regardless of others opinions. Only you can make yourself truly happy. I hope I can inspire confidence in those of you who are not yet living your best lives to take advantage of today, and let your true self come out.
Happy National Coming Out Day, once again,
xx Corey Rae and Emily Turner