"If You Really Knew Me, You Would Know..."

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"I have a history of embarassing my friends."

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"I am disabled. I have chronic never ending pain. I have a very limited diet."

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"I am a really messy eater." 

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"I am nonexistent. The name I've gone by my entire life isn't real. Who I say I am legally does not exist. I didn't know until I was 17 ."

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"Two of the people I'm closet with live halfway across the world and soon all the others will too."

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"I become obsessed easily."

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"When I'm in nature...I feel closer to my dad...who died 5 years ago."

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"I am bad at spelling. 'acccess' 'fisical edocation' 'quat' 'beaucause'"

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"I fall over often."

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"The amount of times I've gotten a bloody nose or stomach pains from laughing probably would have killed me..."

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"Having an absent father and a always stressed mother made me grow up way too fast."

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"It took me awhile to be proud to be Alaskan Native. I was scared that people would make fun of me. I didn't feel comfortable to be myself."

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"I feel vulnerable when I tell my friends I love them because my autism makes it difficult to tell if I'm expressing my feelings in the 'right' way, and my anxiety make me worry that if I don't say things the 'right' way they'll react badly and get mad at me and stop talking to me forever. I used to be really careful about it and make sure to never love people more than they loved me, because it felt like that kept happening and I kept getting hurt. And I still carry that fear that made me careful, and I might never get rid of it, but I'm less careful than I used to be because now I know that showing love is worth the risks."