What do you do when your best friend is so mad that they wont talk to you.. when you didn’t even know that what happened really hurt them. I feel terrible over something that to me seemed so small.
Thought we’d take a selfie before our actual photos today @alhoward85
Oriol Angrill Jordà studied illustration in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He has lived in London UK where he increased his skills doing a course of printmaking at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and life drawing at The Art Academy. During his studying period of illustration, he tried a huge variety of techniques like pastel, watercolor, colored pencil, white pencil on black paper, acrylics, graphite, charcoal and so on. Whatever he used, he easily found the way to reach the realism. His most identifying skill is that, whatever he uses, he is able to produce a hyper realistic picture.
This boy is my everything. We’ve been together for almost 5 years. A year into our relationship though, he came out as trans and began his personal journey of transitioning. He has been medically transitioning for almost 3 years.
His birthday is coming up on August 30th. This year I wanted to do something super special for him for his birthday. We’ve been engaged for 3 years and are waiting until he’s had top surgery before we set a wedding date. Most people ask why we’ve been engaged for so long and don’t understand why, but it really isn’t that complicated; everyone deserves to feel like a million bucks at their wedding. As cheesy as it sounds, I want him to feel like a million bucks every day of his life. He’s priceless to me, with or without top surgery. Surgery does not define his worth or value to me, but it does to him. And I feel like self worth is something personal that can’t be dictated by others, especially regarding trans people. I’m in no position to tell him that he should just love himself the way he is, and I never would. But I have every right to love him just the way he is, even if his dysphoria is right there butting heads with me.
I’m reaching out to the trans community on tumblr, allies and anyone else willing to help make this birthday his best birthday ever. I’ve created a secret gofundme account to raise money for the top surgery he thinks he will never be able to afford. I can’t think of a better way to wish him a happy birthday than by completely crushing the idea that’s been weighing him down for 3 long years and proving to him that his top surgery is totally possible. I want this to happen for him so bad and appreciate any donation no matter how small. Every dollar counts and every dollar is greatly appreciated. Don’t ever think that any act of generosity, no matter how “small”, is not enough. Kindness is so much more valuable than most people realize.
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Suzanne is so important
I fucking love her.
Birds Rights Activist is the best twitter and sometime perfect satire