So, I wanna talk about something here. This book, Symptoms of Being Human has left a huge impact in my life. The book follows a fairly young teen by the name of Riley. Riley is gender fluid...and in the closet. Riley's dad is running for reelection for Congress but things take a turn. This book honestly describes the daily struggle of being gender fluid and hidden in the closet. The constant fear and panic of people finding out. The words said in here are all to familiar to those of the LGBTQ+ community. But had it not been for this novel, I wouldn't have the courage to come out and to be open about who I am. My friends who have read it better understand me now as a person. We may never find out Riley's birth gender and that's the whole point. No matter who or what you are born as, you are a human being. Gender is made up, something to give humans the comfort of labeling people and when someone breaks those labels, well, society freaks out. Calls us inhuman, invalid, freaks and worse names. I've myself have been called invalid, it, queer (not in a nice way) and other words I'm not saying and yea, it stung, hurt....But worse is I believed in those words...until I read this book. It gave me hope and showed that I'm not alone. That I am valid and no, I'm not an it but a person. So please, if you are looking for something to read to give you a good amount of feels, this is the novel to read.
I gave you all of me, when you only gave me part of you. You were the wildest relationship I've ever had the pleasure of being in, yet also the most toxic at the same time. You were a learning experience; a lesson. You were a true love of mine, and will remain as such but our time is over. I deserve better than you. I deserve to be loved and appreciated for who and what I am. I deserve better, and so far, life without you is better. Te amo mi rey, siempre, y para siempre. #ElFin#Gay#InstaGay#Tattooed#TheEnd#OverIt#OverYou#AppleWatch#Blonde