I wish, dream and think about posting pictures of “myself” as I really am but fear the backlash. Although I don’t always behave that way.
I don’t live near family other than my immediate family. So when they see me they see me as “they” know me. I have several (male) cousins that I know would re-coil if they saw “me”. As much as I love my family some are just too dimwitted to know or even begin to understand anything different from “being a man!”.
They too would be the ones to bully (no other word for it), my son as he’s not into sports, cars or any of that other stuff deemed “manly”. I would not want to subject him to this but would have his back if necessary, and with that bunch it could be.
In all honesty when I moved I did have all of this in mind. I didn’t want any of these influences (and worse in some cases), on my kids/family. Even today when I see people and they start telling me about this one did this, that one did that, we don’t talk to them anymore, well too bad for all of you. Nice seeing you and thanks for the cup of coffee!
Sorry, went off on a rant. But I think you all know what I mean here.
Love and hugs,