“I protect myself by one of two ways: avoiding or preparing.
Either, I suppress negative thoughts about exams, awkward situations or conversations so I can avoid stressful sentiments.
Or, when a situation is inescapable, I prepare for it by soothing myself. I have learned that negative thoughts are exhausting, so I try valuing my thoughts instead of judging them. It’s more relaxed and makes me happier.”
– Anna (Berlin, Germany)
“I protect myself by not taking other people’s stupid comments too seriously. I protect myself with humor.
That saves me from getting hurt.
Many people don’t know a lot about transsexuals, that’s why they often react weirdly or even disgusted. I used to feel very offended when someone said I was an ugly girl. By now, I have accepted myself the way I am. I don’t care about those people’s words.”
– Flora (Berlin, Germany)
“I protect myself by realizing my own worth. I protect myself by distancing myself from people who will hurt and leave a negative impact on me.
I protect myself with positive affirmations and thoughts along with meditation every day. I also write in my journal every single day to understand my thoughts, emotions and feelings. That allows me to let go of everything negative.”
– Leanna (CA, USA)