I am a man. Perhaps for the most part, your typical man. But in other ways, I’m not your typical man. I’m straight, but I like women’s shoes.
Does that raise an eyebrow?
It has done for many, followed by the expressions of uncomfortableness and disgust, and the actions of avoidance. This is not everyone mind you, but this has definitely been displayed by women. Men.. sadly just make fun.
It hurts. It may not sound like much to some of you readers, but it is something which has taken up A LOT of my life, and not in positive ways!
Several times I’ve bit the bullet to try and open up to people in the past, and despite the rejections and the loss of many friends, I still continue. Why? Because its a part of me, and I refuse to hide it, to not be true to myself.
But I’m sick and tired of feeling ‘second best’ by others, sometimes on social media sites, because the depression I’ve suffered, and still suffer, isn’t as important as other peoples, which I’ve noticed A LOT of people seem to drop everything for to help them. But, others.. such as myself (and no doubt many others) are left ignored and felt unimportant.
Most of us are on a journey. Journey’s that are not always nice. But like everyone, all we ask for is the same attention, the same help to pick us up when we’re down too, to make it known we matter too. Because we do!
But, sadly, I feel this isn’t that case..