I am Autistic, dyspraxic, gender fluid with a female body, but first and foremost, I am a human being.
I am the human experience. I am a daughter, a lover, a health care worker, a Goth, Granddaughter, niece, a friend, a college student, a tax payer, a university graduate. I am not academic!
I am the human experience. I am the one who they laugh at in the street and shove their mates into me for a joke. I am the one that they call ugly and constantly put me down instead of support me.
I am the human experience. I am the one who society blocks at every turn. I cannot have a fertility test and if my transgender partner wants a baby she will postpone her hormone treatment. Her depression is irrelevant because we do not fit the “normal couple label;” basically, we are not heterosexual!
I am the human experience. I am the one who has to pretend to be something I’m not at work because I don’t want them to judge my performance against my Autism or fire me for having a transgender girlfriend.
I am the human experience. Society’s ableism makes me sick and programmes like The Undateables and Take Me Out should not exist. The Undateables, you are parading a difficulty about like it’s a display, and Take Me Out focuses on objectifying men and women.
I am the human experience. I am the one who is anxious all the time, anxious when the bus is late or when my plans change. I am even anxious to greet you and tell you who I am because it has taken me this long to figure it out myself, so how can I even begin to tell you?
I am the human experience. I am the one who they told my parents that I would never achieve and to be grateful if I achieve anything.
I am the human experience, and I am here to show them they are wrong. In an ideal world where labels did not exist I am a person who enjoys theatre, historical reenactment, feeling close to another individual and, most of all, feeling loved.
I am the human experience. I am here to help others and to provide a secure base for others to feel wanted and loved. I never wish another individual to experience what I have and I want to help others explore what they need to make them feel better.
What is The Human Experience? It is the validity in your story and the story of 7,000,000,000 other people in this world. How do you put a label on being human? You don’t. You open your heart and listen. This is the foundation of our publication, The Human Experience, and we want to hear your story. Join us in spreading the diversity of the human experience with the world by sharing your story.