*TW transphobia, transphobic comments*
Actually one of the best things about my moms transphobia is that whenever she starts complaining about some of the trans people she knows it only further reassures my little queer heart just how many of us there are out there
Example one: her first (of many) rants to me about her co worker using they/them pronouns was also my first time hearing about a non binary person in real life so good for them
Example two: walking dogs with my mom past some of our neighbors and unprompted she just goes “see that boy there in their yard? I’ve seen him wearing skirts and dresses sometimes, it disgusts me” haha why does it disgust you, bc he’s got better taste than you could ever hope to have?
Example three: once driving past a family walking down the road next to us I gestured to one of the little girls walking and mentioned to my mom that I liked her pikachu hoodie and without missing a beat she said “I’ve seen that family before at work, and that other girl there, her sister? That’s actually a boy...[insert unnecessarily long and transphobic rant here]” ...no, mother, that is not correct, but good golly thank you for telling me bc that’s so cool and good for her for being herself
Legit I’ve probably found out about at least three or four more trans/gender nonconforming people connected to my life through her complaints about them and just- it sucks that she ever feels the need to be upset enough to complain in this way but it’s also awesome to hear that there are so many amazing and valid trans peeps around me, so many more than I realized, and it’s so cool!!
What's your character's love life like? Is it active or more barren? Is your character happy with the current state of their love life? -avian-writes
Helen’s love life is pretty active -- she and Cory are dating! (Now, as I’m writing the first draft I’m still trying to decide if I want Helen and Cory’s relationship to be established when the novel begins, or if I want it to develop over the course of the novel a la friends-to-lovers)
Helen is very happy about the current state of her love life. She and Cory were very good friends to begin with, and the transition into dating was pretty smooth! Their relationship is very easy. The two are super comfortable around each other. They support each other aggressively (Cory threatens to fight anyone who hurts Helen and vice versa) while also having fun competing with each other (Cory, even though she’s like a foot shorter than Helen, is always trying to prove that she’s stronger than Helen. She’s not; Helen always wins those competitions. But Cory is faster than Helen, which is something she always rubs in Helen’s face). Tbh their relationship is a bunch of all my favorite tropes rolled into one :))
thanks so much for the ask!!<3
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