I said I was taking a break, but I need to dust myself off. Today is too important as it marks a vital chance to highlight the transgender community beyond our individual life circles.

If you can safely be visible, join us in expressing your personal battles, joy, sadness, struggles, fears, victories, losses, loves.. your existence.

In another year where our collective lives are played with by far right legislation written by people who wish to erase us rather than learn about us. We exist, we fight, we proudly stand. From our first steps out into the world bravely showing who we truly are, to battling as a group for our very survival, we are all siblings.

The sum of a human being’s existence is not fixed at conception. We are a constantly changing beacon of life, a mass of cells that comes together in a myriad of beautiful & amazing ways. Those cells are driven to change based on more than an initial blueprint. Somehow, someway, there are those of us who are different than the basic human model. We are not deviants who chose a lifestyle, or evil, or sinners because we do not fit a false conception that there are only two molds. We are just honest about who we actually are.. bravely, boldy honest!

The slurs & lies used by those who push conformity & peddle in fear can’t stop every brave step you each take when you say unapologetically, “no, this is me.” You create change. You make the world brighter & better.

Pictured above shows the first time in March of 2015 that I finally was able to publicly step into the world & say “this is me & I’m just going about my day.” The lady at Goodwill gave me a caring smile & gentle nod as my quiet voice thanked her for my purchases. I knew I stood out, but I didn’t care, it was time to just be me.

Today, after all of the obstacles of trans healthcare, barriers in legal recognition of my gender, 65lbs of body weight lost, & 40 years of the weight of conformity lost, I am Ariana. I am beautiful, confident, happy in my existence as a whole human being. I will not be erased.

#transgenderdayofvisibility #tdov #transdayofvisibility #justbeyou #transvisibility #transpride #lgbt #lgbtq #transgender #transgenderwoman
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I find myself filled with awe every Transgender Day of Visibility. Seeing all of us just Being. Living a life fully realized and in harmony with one’s self is so spectacular but often difficult to achieve.  Breaking through the voices and societal pressures we all face as we grow to find our individuality is always a sign of strength. You all are awesome. I try to follow so many of you, but with me following over 500 accounts now I just don’t get to see everyone’s posts. I am grateful for ALL of you though and for every effort you put forth to let others know they CAN just BE. Physical and emotional scars and all.
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I launched arianadanielle.com just under 4 years ago and since then its pages have reached people in 135 countries. It is a chronicle of just one transition. With the power of the social media apps we all use, imagine the over all reach you all have.
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Visibility is how change happens.
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While those that sow HATE see this as an attempt to turn people to some sort of ideology or political agenda, they misunderstand or they just feel threatened. We are not trying to turn people into anything, we are merely showing and celebrating human LIFE, as it exists, in all its splendor, without judgement or suspicion of intent.
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Those that feel threatened by such action are the ones with an agenda. Individuality is purposely suppressed.
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The pendulum swings both ways and make no mistake it is swinging toward brighter days. We all are riding that b*tch and adding our collective weight to it. Stay connected, support each other. Don’t tear each other down. Let’s add more speed to that pendulum!
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#tdov #tdov2020 #transdayofvisibility #justbeyou #transvengers #bevisible #transgender #lgbt #wegotthis #decadeofari #transgenderdayofvisibility #strongertogether
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<p>Okay you all.. I kind of had abandoned my blog on tumblr after it seemed like tumblr was dying off.. but it is still here and so are a lot of good people. So, I have 6 months worth of Instagram and website blog posts to catch up on posting here to tumblr! I will be posting 5 to 10 a day to catch up! Sorry for taking over your feed for a bit! -Ariana</p><p>As always, follow my Instagram if you want to stay the most up to date on my activities 🙂 </p><p> Originally posted to instagram 03/31/2019</p>
I spent this #transdayofvisibility like I spend any other day, just being myself & out & about & being part of this beautiful world of diverse people. I was pre-business travel shopping for my 4 day trip to Alabama. While shopping, I of course used public rest rooms & dressing rooms & was of course not a threat to anyone. #notathreatbutunderthreat I am over 40 with 2 loving kids, have a great career & #happentobetrans I am living & loving my life & staying #healthyandfit & just want to do so without threats from people who are willfully ignorant of what trans people actually are.. just people. If you are trans I challenge you to #justbeyou & #beproud & live & love with joy. #transandproud #transpride Sorry I haven’t streamed on twitch during this busy week but will again when I am back! arianadanielle.com maidenariana.com