Hey. My name is Autumn. I'm an entity of some sort; trans/genderfluid/demigirl/gxrl or something (I don't even know sometimes). My pronouns are they/them/theirs.
I'm a dork. I enjoy making up new lyrics to songs on the radio (and forever ruining the songs for everyone else). I have a very dry sense of humor and I like bad jokes. I suppose I should water that.
I'm an empath. You could say that it's one of my greatest strengths. I enjoy supporting others when I can. I always want people to know that they're not alone.
I do crappy art and I'm also a writer, neither of which I have ever shared with anyone because I am self-conscious about my work, so it's a secret to everybody. Maybe I should have redacted this from my intro
I am a web designer and I enjoy it most when I am inspired
I am really bad about talking about myself so here's what some people have said about me:
"winter, spring, summer, and fall; there is no autumn" -unknown/can't remember
"you aren't stupid, you are a friend" -ex-friend
"you look like you're 25 or so" -liquor store cashier
"you're the second prettiest trans woman that I know" -Zoey (ex-girlfriend)
"i'd would totally hire you as the lead vocalist for my band" -Mara (friend)
Aside from all of this blathering, I am mentally ill. Specifically PTSD, BPD, and DID. I am an open book about this because there needs to be less stigma surrounding mental illnesses. I like to try to help others understand that we are people too and the stereotypes about us are often offensive and just wrong. People need to judge us as individuals, not as stereotypes of our illnesses.
If you've gotten this far, I want to say thank you for reading this. I hope we can become friends. :)
Thinking about trashing my introductory toot and just completely rewriting it. I can't even bring myself to read it despite it being only a few months old or whatever. Not because it was bad, but more like because I have no idea if it's an accurate representation of my current mindstate.
(Okay, I just read the intro toot and it's actually pretty okay, so I'll leave it. I may just reply to it with this toot)
As a system we are constantly evolving and learning more about who we are, and in talking with several other systems over the past few months, we've been able to grow and find some more clarity about who we are. I'd have to say that this has been the best thing about joining Mastodon; we had never really actually talked with other systems to any kind of meaningful extent.
I appreciate everyone who has ever taken the time to actually speak with me, Erin, or any of the others. We hope to be able to continue our conversations for as long as we are around. <3
@autumn "[...] I want to say thank you for reading this."
You're very welcome. Thank *you* for sharing!
(Also dry humor is the best humor!)
@autumn Okay, how can I *not* favorite this whole thread? :-)
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