Jun. 4th, 2014

Too Much

Jun. 4th, 2014 07:49 pm
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I’ve decided to write a list of things I’ve done or that have happened to me in the last 10 years. There’s a lot. I’m tired and worn out and at the end of my tether. I need to see why. Many of these can be broken down further. They are not in any kind of order.

Trigger warning. mental health and sexual assault

I came out as lesbian.
I left my husband.
I moved house 4 times.
I ran Stepping Out for women questioning their sexuality for 7 years.
I ran two drag king workshops.
I performed as a drag king for 7 years.
I started burlesque and have been doing that for four years.
I had many coffee dates with women, I had no idea what was going on.
I met my first girlfriend.
I am still with said girlfriend, 7 years later.
I watched my husband fall apart after I left him.
I watched my husband’s health deteriorate until he reached a point of being on a disability pension.
I watched my husband become homeless.
I came out as polyamorous.
I met other women and had my first ‘second’ girlfriend.
I had other interests in other women.
My first girlfriend had other girlfriends.
I was separated from my cat and reunited with my cat.
My cat died.
One of my closest friends suicided.
I met many people in the queer community.
I changed jobs four times.
I met another woman who I developed a relationship of meaning with.
I had a long distance relationship.
I travelled out of Australia for the first time as a grown up, and went to New Zealand numerous times.
I adopted two cats.
I had a number of friends, all in the same year suffer severely from mental health issues.
My dad had a minor surgical procedure that went wrong and could have died.
I wrote a thesis, and achieved a masters degree.
I bought a little yellow dog for my Girlfriend.
I was sexually assaulted, by another woman. I didn't get any help for a long time and I told few people.
My partner and I went through a decision making process around having a baby.
My partner and I tried to have a baby, but stopped after about 6 months.
I have been sick for about 3 ½ years.
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
I have been suicidal and used to think about driving very fast into a hard object.
I have seen no less that about 15 different doctors in the last two years.
I have had three different ultrasounds on my reproductive system.
I have had an ultrasound on my bladder and kidneys.
I have had a CT scan on my sinuses.
I have been to an immunologist and had allergy tests.
I have had multiple blood tests.
I won two community Pride Awards.
I won an award from the AIDS Action Council for my engagement of women through doing Stepping Out.
I have realised I am gender fluid and currently identify as queer.
I had to step down from a job because I was too unwell to perform my duties.
I had one art exhibition which was a joint show.
I had a solo art exhibition.
I organised a drag king performance night ‘Get Your King On’.
I have been interviewed on ABC Radio three times by Genevieve Jacobs.
I ran Gap Group for three years.
I was on the board of the Youth Coalition of the ACT.

My identity is a work in progress.


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