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A few brave voices can change the world. The folks at @itgetsbetter uplift and empower LGBTQ+ young people by sharing stories and creating a community of support. See more change makers on our #AnythingIsPossible list. Link in bio.

A few brave voices can change the world. The folks at @itgetsbetter uplift and empower LGBTQ+ young people by sharing stories and creating a community of support. See more change makers on our #AnythingIsPossible list. Link in bio.

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Trying soooo hard to be “cool” and “straight” with my Kanye glasses on 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m glad after ten years, I finally accepted myself.  #10yearchallenge #10yearschallenge #kanyeglasses #acceptance #staystrong #loveyourself #loveislove #girlswholikegirls #girlswhokissgirls #lgbt #lesbian #lgbtq #pride #itgetsbetter #damn

Trying soooo hard to be “cool” and “straight” with my Kanye glasses on 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m glad after ten years, I finally accepted myself. #10yearchallenge #10yearschallenge #kanyeglasses #acceptance #staystrong #loveyourself #loveislove #girlswholikegirls #girlswhokissgirls #lgbt #lesbian #lgbtq #pride #itgetsbetter #damn

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#10yearchallenge #itgetsbetter 🤣

#10yearchallenge #itgetsbetter 🤣

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#itgetsbetter #sunset #beach

#itgetsbetter #sunset #beach

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At this time a year ago we were in Punta Cana relaxing and sipping on dirty monkeys🌴 
We have been dying to go back to a tropical island and forget about all responsibilities. 
What has been your favorite vacation spot? We need ideas!
Also, doesn’t Court look adorable?! 🥰

At this time a year ago we were in Punta Cana relaxing and sipping on dirty monkeys🌴 We have been dying to go back to a tropical island and forget about all responsibilities. What has been your favorite vacation spot? We need ideas! Also, doesn’t Court look adorable?! 🥰

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🙌👑❤ #anotherdaysober #itgetsbetter #iwantitall

🙌👑❤ #anotherdaysober #itgetsbetter #iwantitall

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in 2009, i was living the last year of my life before getting sober & committing to recovery for an eating disorder i’d harbored for nearly a decade. i missed so much of my young life because i was convinced that my “real life” would begin when things looked & felt the way i fantasized they should. i was terrified of who i was, who i might love— being me didn’t feel like an safe option. and yet, i wouldn’t change a singular thing about where i come from because i tend to think that all i adore about myself is a direct result of living through the things i could wish to change. instead i’m sending that twenty year old a whole lot of tender compassion & i think she feels it. that feeling of warmth might even be what encourages her to start getting well. all she needs to do is keep going.

in 2009, i was living the last year of my life before getting sober & committing to recovery for an eating disorder i’d harbored for nearly a decade. i missed so much of my young life because i was convinced that my “real life” would begin when things looked & felt the way i fantasized they should. i was terrified of who i was, who i might love— being me didn’t feel like an safe option. and yet, i wouldn’t change a singular thing about where i come from because i tend to think that all i adore about myself is a direct result of living through the things i could wish to change. instead i’m sending that twenty year old a whole lot of tender compassion & i think she feels it. that feeling of warmth might even be what encourages her to start getting well. all she needs to do is keep going.

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The struggle is real. 🕳
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#real #depression #anxiety #thisisapause #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #cariancole #realtalk #hope #projectsemicolon #itgetsbetter #imfine

The struggle is real. 🕳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #real #depression #anxiety #thisisapause #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #cariancole #realtalk #hope #projectsemicolon #itgetsbetter #imfine

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Back to Black 🖤

Back to Black 🖤

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Everybody is posting their #glowups and I‘m still the same looser I‘ve been 10 years ago. Here’s proof:
1) Hugging my “little” (she’s fkn tall) sister on a weird #photoshoot we did for our mother vs. me hugging my dog-son Toto at the beach last summer
2) Me in the movie studio at my University in #linz vs. me in front of a beautiful mural in my new hometown #berlin
3) Me at #gamescon in cologne with #r2d2 vs. me late at night in #berlin kissing my cat after coming home drunk from a work event 
10 years later and I still don’t always like my face BUT I like who I am inside and the people / animals I share my life with. This year my little sister will marry and I am going to be an aunt for the first time. So happy to be around for that. Let’s see what the next 10 years have in store for us 🌙
#10yearchallenge #10yearschallenge #10yearschallengephoto #sisters #yorkie #mural #berlinstagram #filmstudent #itgetsbetter #recoveryisworthit #recoverywin #throwback #throwbackthursday

Everybody is posting their #glowups and I‘m still the same looser I‘ve been 10 years ago. Here’s proof: 1) Hugging my “little” (she’s fkn tall) sister on a weird #photoshoot we did for our mother vs. me hugging my dog-son Toto at the beach last summer 2) Me in the movie studio at my University in #linz vs. me in front of a beautiful mural in my new hometown #berlin 3) Me at #gamescon in cologne with #r2d2 vs. me late at night in #berlin kissing my cat after coming home drunk from a work event 10 years later and I still don’t always like my face BUT I like who I am inside and the people / animals I share my life with. This year my little sister will marry and I am going to be an aunt for the first time. So happy to be around for that. Let’s see what the next 10 years have in store for us 🌙 #10yearchallenge #10yearschallenge #10yearschallengephoto #sisters #yorkie #mural #berlinstagram #filmstudent #itgetsbetter #recoveryisworthit #recoverywin #throwback #throwbackthursday

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To the weird little 9 year old me... you will find love. you will be successful. you’re not fat and never were. The name calling and being made fun of stops eventually. You will be fashionable and make a statement. You won’t be walked all over anymore. You will realize how strong and beautiful you are no matter what others think. Your family will accept you as you are. Your parents will be proud. You will travel the world. You will have special talents. You will be lost. You will get found. And you’ll smile a lot. You will always have, love, and be loved by god. The depression stops and everything gets better. Your future awaits Be patient, love 20 year old Ianna.
#10yearchallenge #uglybaby #bullying #itgetsbetter #future #success #letterstomyself #letters #me #glowup #allgrownup #wemadeit

To the weird little 9 year old me... you will find love. you will be successful. you’re not fat and never were. The name calling and being made fun of stops eventually. You will be fashionable and make a statement. You won’t be walked all over anymore. You will realize how strong and beautiful you are no matter what others think. Your family will accept you as you are. Your parents will be proud. You will travel the world. You will have special talents. You will be lost. You will get found. And you’ll smile a lot. You will always have, love, and be loved by god. The depression stops and everything gets better. Your future awaits Be patient, love 20 year old Ianna. #10yearchallenge #uglybaby #bullying #itgetsbetter #future #success #letterstomyself #letters #me #glowup #allgrownup #wemadeit

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I also have to remind myself that not everyone deals with their trauma with humor 😂

I also have to remind myself that not everyone deals with their trauma with humor 😂

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Glow up! 👄 #itgetsbetter #pubertyhithard #10yearchallenge

Glow up! 👄 #itgetsbetter #pubertyhithard #10yearchallenge

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There’s nothing I like more than spending time with this cutie patootie right here. 😘 I truly believe in having people around you who love you for who you are (flaws and all), who support your journey to recovery and who inspire you to better yourself. They’re the best people to be around. 🙌🏼
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It took me a looonggg time (like 10 years - at least 🤪) to learn that lesson. I used to try SO ridiculously hard to keep people in my life who really just weren’t meant to be there. I can say this for both of us - ever since mental health became our top priority, we started distancing ourselves from the people who brought us down - and started inviting in positive energy from every where else. ✨
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Who gives you those positive vibes?We hope you get to spend time with them soon. ❤️
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PS: Totally just realized there is a clothes hanger in the background...perks of moving! 😂

There’s nothing I like more than spending time with this cutie patootie right here. 😘 I truly believe in having people around you who love you for who you are (flaws and all), who support your journey to recovery and who inspire you to better yourself. They’re the best people to be around. 🙌🏼 • It took me a looonggg time (like 10 years - at least 🤪) to learn that lesson. I used to try SO ridiculously hard to keep people in my life who really just weren’t meant to be there. I can say this for both of us - ever since mental health became our top priority, we started distancing ourselves from the people who brought us down - and started inviting in positive energy from every where else. ✨ • Who gives you those positive vibes?We hope you get to spend time with them soon. ❤️ • PS: Totally just realized there is a clothes hanger in the background...perks of moving! 😂

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Jumping on this train I guess. This photo is middle 2008 because I really don’t have that many photos of me because I have lost them on broken hard drives and I really didn’t even took photos of me to be honest. But since we are barely beginning this year. I think is right on the mark of 10years. I was already 12 on this picture and I am 22 now. In the first picture I am smiling but I remember it being a forced smile. I was not comfortable, I had just gotten a new haircut. Was not happy. On the second one I am truly smiling ( and I have some good company as well ♡ ). _____________

Things are good. Things are better. I made the change, I leaped, I immigrated, I looked for the better alternative, made de big decision without even thinking because I knew the other one was going to end up with me dead. I am proud of what I have accomplished in 10 years. If I could say anything to little Mika, is to hang tight, maybe to risk it a little more, have more fun, but to hang very tight. Things do get better. 🐉
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#10yearchallenge #trans #transgender #beforeandafter #ftm #queer #lgbt #tbt #femaletomale #selflove  #testosterone #pret #transisbeautiful #latino #motivation #selfie #life #inspiration #changes #preop #littleme #10years #itgetsbetter

Jumping on this train I guess. This photo is middle 2008 because I really don’t have that many photos of me because I have lost them on broken hard drives and I really didn’t even took photos of me to be honest. But since we are barely beginning this year. I think is right on the mark of 10years. I was already 12 on this picture and I am 22 now. In the first picture I am smiling but I remember it being a forced smile. I was not comfortable, I had just gotten a new haircut. Was not happy. On the second one I am truly smiling ( and I have some good company as well ♡ ). _____________ Things are good. Things are better. I made the change, I leaped, I immigrated, I looked for the better alternative, made de big decision without even thinking because I knew the other one was going to end up with me dead. I am proud of what I have accomplished in 10 years. If I could say anything to little Mika, is to hang tight, maybe to risk it a little more, have more fun, but to hang very tight. Things do get better. 🐉 _______________________ #10yearchallenge #trans #transgender #beforeandafter #ftm #queer #lgbt #tbt #femaletomale #selflove #testosterone #pret #transisbeautiful #latino #motivation #selfie #life #inspiration #changes #preop #littleme #10years #itgetsbetter

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Read previous post before reading!!! It was around 15weeks that I was able to go back to work which was so amazing as I felt like I was finally getting my life back on track! That was a turning point for me and I started to I feel so much better, I was still sick every day (yes, for my whole pregnancy)🤦‍♀ but the tablets made me feel human and I was able to start having a social life again. Don’t get me wrong I still had bad days but they were no where near close to how I felt before. 
So this post is to raise awareness to all those who haven’t heard about this condition, and for those of you that are experiencing or have experienced it. 
If you suffered or are suffering, perhaps in better words survived / surviving, with this condition please share you stories in the comments below, no one should be made to feel alone ❤❤❤ I am a HG survivor 💪🏼❤ #hyperemisisgravidarum #hg #survivor #itsoknottobeok #pregnancy #pregnancyproblems #toughtimes #itgetsbetter #sickness #hardtimes #crazynewmumma

Read previous post before reading!!! It was around 15weeks that I was able to go back to work which was so amazing as I felt like I was finally getting my life back on track! That was a turning point for me and I started to I feel so much better, I was still sick every day (yes, for my whole pregnancy)🤦‍♀ but the tablets made me feel human and I was able to start having a social life again. Don’t get me wrong I still had bad days but they were no where near close to how I felt before. So this post is to raise awareness to all those who haven’t heard about this condition, and for those of you that are experiencing or have experienced it. If you suffered or are suffering, perhaps in better words survived / surviving, with this condition please share you stories in the comments below, no one should be made to feel alone ❤❤❤ I am a HG survivor 💪🏼❤ #hyperemisisgravidarum #hg #survivor #itsoknottobeok #pregnancy #pregnancyproblems #toughtimes #itgetsbetter #sickness #hardtimes #crazynewmumma

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Do you ever have those days when you don’t feel like coming out from under the blankets.  It’s okay to need a little extra nurturing. #emotionalrecovery #itgetsbetter #mentalwellnessawareness #selfcare #puppytherapy #feeltofeelbetter #askforhelp #healingincommunity #hope #ptsdrecovery #writersofinstagram #healingispossible

Do you ever have those days when you don’t feel like coming out from under the blankets. It’s okay to need a little extra nurturing. #emotionalrecovery #itgetsbetter #mentalwellnessawareness #selfcare #puppytherapy #feeltofeelbetter #askforhelp #healingincommunity #hope #ptsdrecovery #writersofinstagram #healingispossible

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Honestly, it is okay to feel shit...
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Daily I face the struggles of stress and anxiety, which I used to see as massive failure on my behalf, but I have come to realise it is okay for me to feel shit sometimes, I have learnt to just go with the flow! If I am feeling down, I will give myself a break, do things I know will cheer me up whether it be letting myself have a lie in or just treating myself to an item of food I love! If I feel as though I can’t tackle a task I set myself, I won’t do it, if it can be done another day, just let your brain relax! Your mental health & well being is the most important thing to be aware of, be kind to yourself! Take a break & always remember it is okay to feel shit sometimes! -
#quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #wordsofwisdom #wordsofencouragement #grief #loss #greifsupport #griefrecovery #siblingloss #siblinglosssurvivor #siblinglossawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #protectyourenergy #bekindtoyourself #itsokaytofeelsad #itsokay #itgetsbetter

Honestly, it is okay to feel shit... - Daily I face the struggles of stress and anxiety, which I used to see as massive failure on my behalf, but I have come to realise it is okay for me to feel shit sometimes, I have learnt to just go with the flow! If I am feeling down, I will give myself a break, do things I know will cheer me up whether it be letting myself have a lie in or just treating myself to an item of food I love! If I feel as though I can’t tackle a task I set myself, I won’t do it, if it can be done another day, just let your brain relax! Your mental health & well being is the most important thing to be aware of, be kind to yourself! Take a break & always remember it is okay to feel shit sometimes! - #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #wordsofwisdom #wordsofencouragement #grief #loss #greifsupport #griefrecovery #siblingloss #siblinglosssurvivor #siblinglossawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #protectyourenergy #bekindtoyourself #itsokaytofeelsad #itsokay #itgetsbetter

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I put the pieces together and reinvented myself ❤️ ✊🏾#selflove #itgetsbetter #blackandbeautiful

I put the pieces together and reinvented myself ❤️ ✊🏾#selflove #itgetsbetter #blackandbeautiful

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So, here's my #2009vs2019 pics.
As you can see, my love for costumes hasn't changed... It's weird to think about how it's been 10 years. So much of what happened that time feels so fresh in my mind and in my heart. Other things feel like they were on a different lifetime.
But all in all, I don't think I changed much. I'm still the same girl. Life didn't work out the way I thought they would, but I hope that if I were to meet that girl from 10 years ago, she would be happy to see me, and I could give her that great big hug I know she needs so bad.

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#10yearchallenge #nowandthen #throwback #oldphotos #memories #costumes #fairy #pirate #fortuneteller #fantasy #ariel #disneyprincess #disneybound #beforeandafter #thosewerethedays #itgetsbetter #nostalgia #thiswasme #cosplay

So, here's my #2009vs2019 pics. As you can see, my love for costumes hasn't changed... It's weird to think about how it's been 10 years. So much of what happened that time feels so fresh in my mind and in my heart. Other things feel like they were on a different lifetime. But all in all, I don't think I changed much. I'm still the same girl. Life didn't work out the way I thought they would, but I hope that if I were to meet that girl from 10 years ago, she would be happy to see me, and I could give her that great big hug I know she needs so bad. What would you say to yourself of 10 years ago if you could? . . . . . . . . #10yearchallenge #nowandthen #throwback #oldphotos #memories #costumes #fairy #pirate #fortuneteller #fantasy #ariel #disneyprincess #disneybound #beforeandafter #thosewerethedays #itgetsbetter #nostalgia #thiswasme #cosplay

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Are you sick of feeling like food has more control over your health than you do?
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Trust me, I know how you feel!
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I remember struggling with myself to make healthier choices, and choosing the junk food... Every. time.
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I remember feeling like there is something wrong with me, 'Why can't I just take care of myself!  Why do I keep sabotaging myself?!

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you sick of feeling like food has more control over your health than you do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trust me, I know how you feel! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember struggling with myself to make healthier choices, and choosing the junk food... Every. time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember feeling like there is something wrong with me, 'Why can't I just take care of myself! Why do I keep sabotaging myself?!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's why I started Mind Body Spirit Wellness Coaching. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can show you a step-by-step process to help you take your lower back for good, so you can finally get healthy, lose the weight and feel in control again! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click here to schedule your free consultation: https://bit.ly/2sxvAKk #positivevibesonly #daretodream #emotionaleatingdisorder #eatingdisorders #loveyourself #thinkbig #weightloss #fitness #badhabits #alcoholism #codependency #addiction #recovery #fitness #mindbodyspirit_wellness_ #dowhatyoulove #itgetsbetter #recoverycoach #wellnesscoach #addictionrecovery #recoveredalcoholic #sobriety #quittingsmoking #smokingcessation #quitvaping #healthymindhealthybody #gethealthy #weightloss

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You just had a baby (or two), you expected this overwhelming wave of love to wash over you when you met... but it didn’t come. You feel the primal need to keep your baby alive but the bond you were expecting just isn’t there. Maybe this is your second or third baby and everything is just SO different this time. Maybe your birth wasn’t what you wanted or expected. Feeding, sleeping, keeping up with daily life is harder. You wonder if something is wrong with you or you baby. 
If this is you, I here to tell you that I truly understand. It will get better and it’s ok to ask for help. I encourage you to ask for help. In time when the overwhelm has passed, you will feel that warm wave of love wash over you and it will be so much sweeter. ❤️ #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #itgetsbetter #itsoktoaskforhelp

You just had a baby (or two), you expected this overwhelming wave of love to wash over you when you met... but it didn’t come. You feel the primal need to keep your baby alive but the bond you were expecting just isn’t there. Maybe this is your second or third baby and everything is just SO different this time. Maybe your birth wasn’t what you wanted or expected. Feeding, sleeping, keeping up with daily life is harder. You wonder if something is wrong with you or you baby. If this is you, I here to tell you that I truly understand. It will get better and it’s ok to ask for help. I encourage you to ask for help. In time when the overwhelm has passed, you will feel that warm wave of love wash over you and it will be so much sweeter. ❤️ #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #itgetsbetter #itsoktoaskforhelp

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This is what it’s all about!! Inspiration through representation!! Jake Borelli, speaking eloquently about his character’s first same sex kiss said... “This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I’m able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy. His vulnerability and courage inspire me everyday, and I hope he can do the same for you.  To all of you who feel like little Levis out there, know that I do too, that you are seen, and that we’re all in this together....” Jake came out publicly via this heartfelt Instagram post. What a guy! We like him!! @jake.borelli ❤️😍❤️😍#greysanatomy #itgetsbetter #gay #huffpostgayvoices

This is what it’s all about!! Inspiration through representation!! Jake Borelli, speaking eloquently about his character’s first same sex kiss said... “This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I’m able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy. His vulnerability and courage inspire me everyday, and I hope he can do the same for you. To all of you who feel like little Levis out there, know that I do too, that you are seen, and that we’re all in this together....” Jake came out publicly via this heartfelt Instagram post. What a guy! We like him!! @jake.borelli ❤️😍❤️😍#greysanatomy #itgetsbetter #gay #huffpostgayvoices

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Day 4:  I like that I took the chance on having a living thing depend on me. She's one of the few things u can depend on being a constant happy in my life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#day4 #journey #selfappreciation #loveyourself #becomingbetter #screwdepression #onedayatatime @andi_loves #callmeAndi #selfdiscovery #bebetter #dobetter #getbetter #selfie #itgetsbetter #puppylove #petsarefamily #doggo #gsdpuppy @the.athena.chronicles

Day 4: I like that I took the chance on having a living thing depend on me. She's one of the few things u can depend on being a constant happy in my life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #day4 #journey #selfappreciation #loveyourself #becomingbetter #screwdepression #onedayatatime @andi_loves #callmeAndi #selfdiscovery #bebetter #dobetter #getbetter #selfie #itgetsbetter #puppylove #petsarefamily #doggo #gsdpuppy @the.athena.chronicles

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Pretty chuffed with that weight loss. 1.2kg in two weeks. Especially not being able to do much exercise. Refocused on my food this week. Also managed to get back over that 5kg mark!!!

Pretty chuffed with that weight loss. 1.2kg in two weeks. Especially not being able to do much exercise. Refocused on my food this week. Also managed to get back over that 5kg mark!!!

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You wanna know about my 10 year challenge? 
10 years ago I was spending my days watching TV and avoiding human contact. I was 19, had lost all my friends and (as I thought at that time) the love of my life and thought that my poor existence should end soon (basically considering killing myself. Yes, for real). I wasn't eating, I wasn't drinking, I wasn't doing anything. Soon I'll decide to go to a doctor and ask for some pills. I'll start the treatment. I'll take Prozac for the next 6-12 months and slowly become myself again. On 17 February 2009 I will take a plane to Munich to start my life from the begining and never return. Some won't believe me, some will say I'm running away, some will say I'll be back sooner than I think. 
I never did (go back). In the end, what happened 10 years ago (though devastating at the moment), was the best thing that could ever happen to me. The pain and loneliness I was feeling back then has motivated me to start again. To search for the strength to live my life to the fullest. 
I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for 2009.
Happy. Colorful. Loved. 
So thank you. (Next 🙈) (sorry, couldn't resist)

#10yearchallenge #depression #selfcare #itgetsbetter #prozac #mindfulness #help #seekhelp #fluoxetine #therapy #2009 #happiness #love #livelife #livelifetothefullest #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #polishgirl #lifewithpurpose #dream #dontgiveup #bipolardisorder #dda #borderline #bipolar

You wanna know about my 10 year challenge? 10 years ago I was spending my days watching TV and avoiding human contact. I was 19, had lost all my friends and (as I thought at that time) the love of my life and thought that my poor existence should end soon (basically considering killing myself. Yes, for real). I wasn't eating, I wasn't drinking, I wasn't doing anything. Soon I'll decide to go to a doctor and ask for some pills. I'll start the treatment. I'll take Prozac for the next 6-12 months and slowly become myself again. On 17 February 2009 I will take a plane to Munich to start my life from the begining and never return. Some won't believe me, some will say I'm running away, some will say I'll be back sooner than I think. I never did (go back). In the end, what happened 10 years ago (though devastating at the moment), was the best thing that could ever happen to me. The pain and loneliness I was feeling back then has motivated me to start again. To search for the strength to live my life to the fullest. I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for 2009. Happy. Colorful. Loved. So thank you. (Next 🙈) (sorry, couldn't resist) #10yearchallenge #depression #selfcare #itgetsbetter #prozac #mindfulness #help #seekhelp #fluoxetine #therapy #2009 #happiness #love #livelife #livelifetothefullest #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #polishgirl #lifewithpurpose #dream #dontgiveup #bipolardisorder #dda #borderline #bipolar

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Well this life will keep moving with or without you. Keep your head up beautiful. Things will get better! #better #single #sad #deppression #pastelgoth #goth #gothic #pastel #pink #love #sucks #smile #itgetsbetter #behappy

Well this life will keep moving with or without you. Keep your head up beautiful. Things will get better! #better #single #sad #deppression #pastelgoth #goth #gothic #pastel #pink #love #sucks #smile #itgetsbetter #behappy

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Growth

Growth

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Well... there’s definitely a difference. I’d tell my younger self that it gets better and not to give up. Also don’t stop doing sport cause you’ll get fat and lazy 🙄😂 also, didn’t have a decent enough photo from 10 yrs ago so technically 9 year challenge 💁🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ #10yearchallenge #throwback #positivevibes #loveyourself #itgetsbetter #advice #youngerself #whatwasithinking #motivation #happiness #destinations #happy #smile #greeneyes #blonde #girlswithtattoos #transformation

Well... there’s definitely a difference. I’d tell my younger self that it gets better and not to give up. Also don’t stop doing sport cause you’ll get fat and lazy 🙄😂 also, didn’t have a decent enough photo from 10 yrs ago so technically 9 year challenge 💁🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ #10yearchallenge #throwback #positivevibes #loveyourself #itgetsbetter #advice #youngerself #whatwasithinking #motivation #happiness #destinations #happy #smile #greeneyes #blonde #girlswithtattoos #transformation

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✨Who’s ready for a sneak peek?! 👀 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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#LetMeOutBook is our pop-out book about #comingout, and this #comingoutstory literally leaps off the pages. 📖🌈 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Preorder your own copy at www.comingoutlgbt.com, and help us spread the message that #loveislove. Period. 💖⁣⁣⁣
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#lgbtchildrensbooks #lgbteducation #lgbtqmotivation #kidslit #wontbeerased #lgbtbook #lgbtbooks #gaybook #lgbtyouth #itgetsbetter #loveislove #gaypride #lgbtpride #pride🌈 #queeryouth #gayyouth #comingoutofthecloset #queerpride #dragqueenstorytime #popupbook #PFLAG #gayresources #lgbtresources #closeted⁣⁣ #paperengineer

✨Who’s ready for a sneak peek?! 👀 ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #LetMeOutBook is our pop-out book about #comingout, and this #comingoutstory literally leaps off the pages. 📖🌈 ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Preorder your own copy at www.comingoutlgbt.com, and help us spread the message that #loveislove. Period. 💖⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #lgbtchildrensbooks #lgbteducation #lgbtqmotivation #kidslit #wontbeerased #lgbtbook #lgbtbooks #gaybook #lgbtyouth #itgetsbetter #loveislove #gaypride #lgbtpride #pride🌈 #queeryouth #gayyouth #comingoutofthecloset #queerpride #dragqueenstorytime #popupbook #PFLAG #gayresources #lgbtresources #closeted⁣⁣ #paperengineer

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I want to speak a little bit about

I want to speak a little bit about "passing." When I was much younger, I had the thought that the only way I would ever transition was if I could "pass." But what did this mean? There are some that don't like the word because it implies you can fail. Those people are interpreting this as "failing to be yourself." I disagree, in some regards. You can't fail to be yourself, but passing isn't about being yourself. It is attempting to get other people to see you as yourself without having to constantly disclose and explain it to them. So that others see and interact with you, treat you as your gender without having to do mental gymnastics to make it sit in their brain. To help with the mental dissonance that is created when the image/voice/mannerism cues don't match. We pass for others, to releive the pressure on ourselves. In that way - we *can* fail. And it is, frankly, exhausting. Whether we want it or or not - there are gender stereotypes. Just like all the others out there. That's a reality. We are trying to survive - and we modify our "real-twue-selves" to break *your* cognitive dissonance, as much as releive our own dysphoria. #Transgender #wontbeerased #thisiswhattranslookslike #LGBT #transrightsarehumanrights #transwomenarewomen #mtf #dorkasaurusrex #girlslikeus #m2ftransgender #transveteran #transwomenofinstagram #itgetsbetter #purplehairdontcare

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Note to self: After the storm, this happens. 
#overtherainbow #rainwow #nofilter #hanginthere #itgetsbetter #rainbow

Note to self: After the storm, this happens. #overtherainbow #rainwow #nofilter #hanginthere #itgetsbetter #rainbow

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Ладно, все побежали и я побежал ©
#throwback #2009vs2019 #10yearchallenge #tenyearchallenge #goodolddays #itgetsbetter #selfie #selfietime #memyselfandi

Ладно, все побежали и я побежал © #throwback #2009vs2019 #10yearchallenge #tenyearchallenge #goodolddays #itgetsbetter #selfie #selfietime #memyselfandi

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Picasso and Kandinsky seem only fitting for this type of office setting. I no longer feel nervous when I make an appointment. I am running late, and I no longer feel nervous. The usual characters are waiting or just arrived; leaving or paying their dues. I wait 10 minutes before checking in because the warm receptionist with the kind eyes is helping to figure out a boy from nova scotia's insurance dilemma. I am exponentially late, but still, I am not nervous. The kind reception asks if it was the metro, and I nod. It's always the metro. That, and  because I'm a Gemini, which is a reality I am learning to live with rather than an excuse or apology offered in shame. Mental health is something still heavily stigmatized in our society, which leads to a litany of avoidable problems for many people. Yes, there are many cutesy marketing campaigns related to mental health awareness but from my personal experience, most people will write you off as lazy, unreliable etc as soon as mental illness interferes with your ability to function normally. The blessing in this is that you grow stronger , and discover who and what are really meaningful to you. Anxiety and depression can arise for a variety of reasons, but for a lot of people (myself included) it's from chemical imbalance. Meaning you could have it all, and still feel panicked and miserable. A common cause is trying to please other people too much and thus repressing your own emotions. Suffering from lack of authenticity. There isn't a one size fits all solution- you just have to figure out what works for you. For me so far it's prayer , medication, music therapy aka 'binaural beats, meditation, water, lifestyle changes; positive self talk, dropping/quitting classes and jobs that don't fulfill me, and setting boundaries in my relationship with others. Talk therapy isn't necessary for me, but everyone  is different. People will judge you no matter what you do or don't do, so you might as well do what makes you feel peace. You are not responsible for anyone else's happiness but your own, and in fact you will not be able to be of optimal service to others until you learn to be of optimal service to yourself. 💞

Picasso and Kandinsky seem only fitting for this type of office setting. I no longer feel nervous when I make an appointment. I am running late, and I no longer feel nervous. The usual characters are waiting or just arrived; leaving or paying their dues. I wait 10 minutes before checking in because the warm receptionist with the kind eyes is helping to figure out a boy from nova scotia's insurance dilemma. I am exponentially late, but still, I am not nervous. The kind reception asks if it was the metro, and I nod. It's always the metro. That, and because I'm a Gemini, which is a reality I am learning to live with rather than an excuse or apology offered in shame. Mental health is something still heavily stigmatized in our society, which leads to a litany of avoidable problems for many people. Yes, there are many cutesy marketing campaigns related to mental health awareness but from my personal experience, most people will write you off as lazy, unreliable etc as soon as mental illness interferes with your ability to function normally. The blessing in this is that you grow stronger , and discover who and what are really meaningful to you. Anxiety and depression can arise for a variety of reasons, but for a lot of people (myself included) it's from chemical imbalance. Meaning you could have it all, and still feel panicked and miserable. A common cause is trying to please other people too much and thus repressing your own emotions. Suffering from lack of authenticity. There isn't a one size fits all solution- you just have to figure out what works for you. For me so far it's prayer , medication, music therapy aka 'binaural beats, meditation, water, lifestyle changes; positive self talk, dropping/quitting classes and jobs that don't fulfill me, and setting boundaries in my relationship with others. Talk therapy isn't necessary for me, but everyone is different. People will judge you no matter what you do or don't do, so you might as well do what makes you feel peace. You are not responsible for anyone else's happiness but your own, and in fact you will not be able to be of optimal service to others until you learn to be of optimal service to yourself. 💞

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All of us who are openly queer are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist to bring in change to the society. The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well. We are fighting for love and for equality. You don't choose the person you love right?
It just happens. So let's celebrate #lovewins and continue working for queer love and liberation.
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#itgetsbetter #gay #lesbian #bisexual #trans #queer #asexual #pansexual #homosexual #genderqueer

All of us who are openly queer are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist to bring in change to the society. The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well. We are fighting for love and for equality. You don't choose the person you love right? It just happens. So let's celebrate #lovewins and continue working for queer love and liberation. Repost from @itgetsbettermx . Posted by : @the.chick.maharani . . . . . #itgetsbetter #gay #lesbian #bisexual #trans #queer #asexual #pansexual #homosexual #genderqueer

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2019, the year I'll be posting ridiculous memes about what's going on in my brain about attending my 20 year high school reunion. I wasn't hated. I hung out with every crowd. I made a point of not making a point about who I spent time with and what I did with my life. I was one of our school artists who did projects for everyone and the school itself, and drew cartoons with sarcastic talk bubbles for my editorials in the newspaper. I was a jock, yet also a huge nerd, and a quiet and observant writer and painter and drawer, yet loud and in your face teammate on the sports fields or in the pool. I was well liked. Often told I was kind and sweet and full of compassion. I was homeless a lot. I identified openly as bisexual and didn't care. I was a dick to assholes who bullied me. I had dreams and aspirations. I faced depression because of how people treated me for being Queer. I had incredible friends that felt like family. In 20 years, I've barely thought about high school unless sharing a story. In January of 1999 I was planning my suicide for my birthday in February because I didn't know how the next 20 years that followed would prove to be years I would be able to experience life as a Queer person, unashamed and not just someone who knew they were. 20 years and I'm still here to tell my story as someone who once was heavily bullied for their sexual orientation. I'm proud of myself and thankful to the people in my life over the years who have stood by me and gave me the strength to do the same for the LGBTQIA community. #itgetsbetter #itgetsbetterproject

2019, the year I'll be posting ridiculous memes about what's going on in my brain about attending my 20 year high school reunion. I wasn't hated. I hung out with every crowd. I made a point of not making a point about who I spent time with and what I did with my life. I was one of our school artists who did projects for everyone and the school itself, and drew cartoons with sarcastic talk bubbles for my editorials in the newspaper. I was a jock, yet also a huge nerd, and a quiet and observant writer and painter and drawer, yet loud and in your face teammate on the sports fields or in the pool. I was well liked. Often told I was kind and sweet and full of compassion. I was homeless a lot. I identified openly as bisexual and didn't care. I was a dick to assholes who bullied me. I had dreams and aspirations. I faced depression because of how people treated me for being Queer. I had incredible friends that felt like family. In 20 years, I've barely thought about high school unless sharing a story. In January of 1999 I was planning my suicide for my birthday in February because I didn't know how the next 20 years that followed would prove to be years I would be able to experience life as a Queer person, unashamed and not just someone who knew they were. 20 years and I'm still here to tell my story as someone who once was heavily bullied for their sexual orientation. I'm proud of myself and thankful to the people in my life over the years who have stood by me and gave me the strength to do the same for the LGBTQIA community. #itgetsbetter #itgetsbetterproject

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This time last year I was writing my dissertation with chicken pox lol #itgetsbetter

This time last year I was writing my dissertation with chicken pox lol #itgetsbetter

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#10yearchallenge 2009/2019

In 2009 I was 11 going on 12 years old. I was bullied a lot and made fun of for my weight (which was completely normal and even on the slim side by the way). I’m 2009 I developed an eating disorder, I self harmed for the first time, and had my first real panic attack. It was the first time I realize I had feelings for girls, which I buried away due to my catholic school upbringing. It was the first time I really thought about my gender identity. 2009 is when I started a long and difficult series of falling apart and picking up the pieces before someone noticed. 
In 2019, I’m 21 almost 22. I haven’t hurt myself in almost 2 years, I’m medicated, I’m mending my relationship with food, and I am surrounded by a loving support system. I’m fully out of the closet. When I fall apart, I let myself and then I let others help me pick up the pieces.  I’m an adult, still trying to figure out my path in life; but if that little girl could see where I am, she would be so proud. #itgetsbetter 
#bopo #bodypositivity #selfharm #selflove #glowup #2009 #2019 #2019goals #lookingback #nb #nonbinary #enby #bisexual #bipride #pride #queer #queerpride #nbpride #bodypositivitymovement #edawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalillness #everybodysaylove

#10yearchallenge 2009/2019 In 2009 I was 11 going on 12 years old. I was bullied a lot and made fun of for my weight (which was completely normal and even on the slim side by the way). I’m 2009 I developed an eating disorder, I self harmed for the first time, and had my first real panic attack. It was the first time I realize I had feelings for girls, which I buried away due to my catholic school upbringing. It was the first time I really thought about my gender identity. 2009 is when I started a long and difficult series of falling apart and picking up the pieces before someone noticed. In 2019, I’m 21 almost 22. I haven’t hurt myself in almost 2 years, I’m medicated, I’m mending my relationship with food, and I am surrounded by a loving support system. I’m fully out of the closet. When I fall apart, I let myself and then I let others help me pick up the pieces. I’m an adult, still trying to figure out my path in life; but if that little girl could see where I am, she would be so proud. #itgetsbetter #bopo #bodypositivity #selfharm #selflove #glowup #2009 #2019 #2019goals #lookingback #nb #nonbinary #enby #bisexual #bipride #pride #queer #queerpride #nbpride #bodypositivitymovement #edawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalillness #everybodysaylove

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So because everyone is doing it I thought I would give it a go 😂  Just turned 20 at uni generally getting drunk, just out of an up and down relationship, still issues with restriction and body dysmorphia. I wish I could go back and tell her to appreciate her body more (especially as much heavier now) and that although the worst relationship was still to come, I would get through it.

Now 29 and have the best partner @jrc1981uk 😍 how times have changed ☺ yes I will always have issues with mental health, but I have hope, a great relationship, a few good friends and tight family so I am lucky ♥ 💜 
#10yearchallenge #10years #happy #love #throwback #memories #nostalgia #change #nearly30 #2009 #2019 #selfie #mentalhealth #university #live #mentalillness #invisibleillness #young #girls #style #2009vs2019 #anxiety #depression #thisisme #lucky #blessed #hope #staystrong #itgetsbetter #bodypositivity

So because everyone is doing it I thought I would give it a go 😂 Just turned 20 at uni generally getting drunk, just out of an up and down relationship, still issues with restriction and body dysmorphia. I wish I could go back and tell her to appreciate her body more (especially as much heavier now) and that although the worst relationship was still to come, I would get through it. Now 29 and have the best partner @jrc1981uk 😍 how times have changed ☺ yes I will always have issues with mental health, but I have hope, a great relationship, a few good friends and tight family so I am lucky ♥ 💜 #10yearchallenge #10years #happy #love #throwback #memories #nostalgia #change #nearly30 #2009 #2019 #selfie #mentalhealth #university #live #mentalillness #invisibleillness #young #girls #style #2009vs2019 #anxiety #depression #thisisme #lucky #blessed #hope #staystrong #itgetsbetter #bodypositivity

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Woke up this morning around 5am and I could just feel God’s Power radiate throughout my spirit. This beautiful weather resembles the beginnings of spring. Definitely doesn’t feel like January. The wind feels so liberating.
Spiritual 
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Physical 
These three words sum up my New Years Resolutions. 
Spiritual: How can I be a blessing to someone else today? How can I serve my purpose on this earth and contribute to the greater good? Have I prayed today and given thanks for everything God has seen me through and provided me with? 
Mental: Is my mind in the right place? Am I letting people or things going on in the world get me down? Have I found a healthy strategy to release my emotions?
Physical: Have I taken care of my body today? Am I carefully monitoring my consumption? Have I made attempts to develop healthier habits? 
This is the direction I’m headed in this year. Remember we mustn’t be so hard on ourselves. All we can do is our best. Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy the day that God has made and be glad in it. Love PhD Momma Owl 🦉🙏🏽💪🏽❤️
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#monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #beautifulday #beautifulweather #newyearresolution #spiritual #mental #physical #instamood #instapic #instalike #instashare #instadaily #follow #phd #mama #owl #haveagoodday #believeinyourself #yougotthis #positivevibes #positivity #positivethinking #focus #everythinghappensforareason 
#itgetsbetter #dontworry

Woke up this morning around 5am and I could just feel God’s Power radiate throughout my spirit. This beautiful weather resembles the beginnings of spring. Definitely doesn’t feel like January. The wind feels so liberating. Spiritual Mental Physical These three words sum up my New Years Resolutions. Spiritual: How can I be a blessing to someone else today? How can I serve my purpose on this earth and contribute to the greater good? Have I prayed today and given thanks for everything God has seen me through and provided me with? Mental: Is my mind in the right place? Am I letting people or things going on in the world get me down? Have I found a healthy strategy to release my emotions? Physical: Have I taken care of my body today? Am I carefully monitoring my consumption? Have I made attempts to develop healthier habits? This is the direction I’m headed in this year. Remember we mustn’t be so hard on ourselves. All we can do is our best. Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy the day that God has made and be glad in it. Love PhD Momma Owl 🦉🙏🏽💪🏽❤️ . . . . . . . . . #monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #beautifulday #beautifulweather #newyearresolution #spiritual #mental #physical #instamood #instapic #instalike #instashare #instadaily #follow #phd #mama #owl #haveagoodday #believeinyourself #yougotthis #positivevibes #positivity #positivethinking #focus #everythinghappensforareason #itgetsbetter #dontworry

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Tie-dye in fractals- if our  younger selves could see that one day, we’d be standing out beyond the cracks of the closet... Channeling my inner-Freddie Mercury, doing my best to keep calm. “Break the Violent Fetters- Life Beyond the Pulpit and the Closet” releases on Amazon in paperback and Kindle at midnight tonight!! https://amzn.to/2UREPlt link here and in bio. 
Fat bottomed girls, y’all keep the rockin’ and literary worlds go round 😆✨. Whatever happens next- I have come to learn, when we think this relationship, this venture, our town, our job is all there is- there is always more, always something else that will come. 
When we think there is no way out of our desperations, when our younger selves thought we could never face another day, there is always another way. Your destiny, your dreams, your best friends, your truest self is always awaiting you, us, this world. 🌈❤️🙌🧜🏼‍♂️ #writer #poet #photography #comingout  #gay #motivation #soulpower #bookstagram
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#travel #hope #blogger #instagay #writersofinstagram #photooftheday #backpacking #goals #ocean #beach  #travelgram #lawofattraction #lgbt #gayfit  #writersofinstagram #queer #sea #freddiemercury #adventure #free #gratitude #itgetsbetter #fractal

Tie-dye in fractals- if our younger selves could see that one day, we’d be standing out beyond the cracks of the closet... Channeling my inner-Freddie Mercury, doing my best to keep calm. “Break the Violent Fetters- Life Beyond the Pulpit and the Closet” releases on Amazon in paperback and Kindle at midnight tonight!! https://amzn.to/2UREPlt link here and in bio. Fat bottomed girls, y’all keep the rockin’ and literary worlds go round 😆✨. Whatever happens next- I have come to learn, when we think this relationship, this venture, our town, our job is all there is- there is always more, always something else that will come. When we think there is no way out of our desperations, when our younger selves thought we could never face another day, there is always another way. Your destiny, your dreams, your best friends, your truest self is always awaiting you, us, this world. 🌈❤️🙌🧜🏼‍♂️ #writer #poet #photography #comingout #gay #motivation #soulpower #bookstagram . . . . . . . #travel #hope #blogger #instagay #writersofinstagram #photooftheday #backpacking #goals #ocean #beach #travelgram #lawofattraction #lgbt #gayfit #writersofinstagram #queer #sea #freddiemercury #adventure #free #gratitude #itgetsbetter #fractal

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