Dear Reader,

Before you explore the words I have ripped out my heart and put here in such a public form, I implore you to read this and get to know me so you can better understand where these words come from.

My name is Courtney. I am a 19 year old nonbinary blogger with a passion for putting intimate, raw feelings on the internet for the rest of the world to read. Because that is so obviously what a person with PTSD and depression should do; let names on a computer screen pick them apart and tear them to shreds.

But honestly, it truly helps me to cope with the pressures of this world, the standards pushed upon trans and queer people.

12814754_452723654923158_7409103115130495911_nAs a southern born and raised queer writer, I am busy breaking gender rules and bending sexuality.

A feminist at heart, I work daily on sharing about my queer life, struggles with mental health, and talking about other feminist topics, such as sex education. I openly put my life into the public eye so that maybe I can help someone else cope, remind others they aren’t alone, and teach a thing or two about our struggles. It’s something that I have grown very fond of doing, and I love putting myself out there like that despite the pressure and anxiety of negative comments/people attacking me, because I have made amazing relationships with people from doing so.

This is my safe haven, well this and my other blog Living Queer. They are my safe havens. Places where I can write about the intimate details of my life, including talking about my 13 suicide attempts, my struggle with my body, and other things that seem to be taboo to talk about but affect so many of us.

If you have made it this far and you are planning to continue on, please understand that everything I write is based on my perception as a transgender, queer, mental health warrior.

You will not get the opinions of a teenage girl, that is not who I am.

These are the opinions, stories, and pleas for change of a nonbinary transgender person who wants to be treated like everyone despite their status as a transgender mental health patient.

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If you would like me to write for you, speak at an event, or contact me for another business related reason, please click the following link or email me at courtneysvoiceofficial@gmail.com

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