I made this piece after learning about the concept of “Queer Futurism” through Mapping Q. The representation for Queer folx in general is lacking, especially when we talk of futuristic settings. The fact is, those within the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to commit suicide than Cis and Straight people. We deserve a future too, every single person deserves the right to a future. Don’t lose hope, better days will come. Stay strong, if not for you or your loved ones, for me.
Light in the Dark
This pandemic has taught us many things. Quarantine specifically made me realize just how lucky I was to be able to see my friends whenever I wanted prior to the start of the pandemic. We had to figure out how to be together while apart. Animal crossing was my escape during quarantine, and playing with friends kept me safe and sane.
The Ways in Which They See Me
I’ve always felt that people notice the parts of me that I struggle to accept and love, more than they notice the parts of me I want them to. My chest is big and usually the first thing people see and make assumptions on my gender because of. Being someone who is Non-binary with chest dysphoria but can’t bind is very difficult. I’ve always struggled with accepting and loving my body fat and stretch marks, especially with all the fatphobia in the world, especially in the medical field. Being non-binary has its own unique difficulties that are hard to navigate, and being a more feminine person is often difficult when the idea of androgyny is often forced upon those who do not fit within the binary. I want to be loved for me. I want to be able to express myself how I want. I wish to exist to please me and not others.