Who are some people in your life, on or offline, who make your life better? Your relationship doesn’t have to be related to queerness.
Zora who runs The Asexuality Blog is really awesome and has made a bunch of resources available for the ace community like the PenPal exchange and several chat rooms. The folks in the ace chats are fantastic and it just helps give me the sense of community that I would otherwise be missing in my life. It was while talking to the trans aces in the group that helped me figure out my gender identity. Without these online resources I probably would still be in the dark about my own identity.
I’m trying to get in touch with an old high school friend of mine who is also aro/ace. I don’t know anyone in real life who is genderqueer (small town excuse again), but my friend moved to the city and might have more connections with the community there. I really want to get back in touch with them because they’re good people; I don’t ever recall ever being in their company and not smiling. I want to surround myself with more people like that and I hope to someday be that person who just makes people’s days better by being myself. I think that’s a major key to true happiness, bring happiness to other people.