If anybody hasn't noticed, I just changed my gender option on my DA profile to "Other." I recently came out as transgender to my friends, and my family well before that. My friends have taken it fairly well, but the same cannot be said for my immediate family. I chalk it up to the fact that they are conservative Catholics and are biased against it. My mother thinks that I cannot possibly be transgender because I am attracted to women (despite me telling her ad nauseam
that gender identity and sexual orientation are two different things, according to the American Psychological Association). My father and brother, on the other hand, are more hostile to the idea. My brother cites "scientific" studies that say that being LGBT is abnormal (despite evidence to the contrary), and my father has outright forbidden me from ever talking about it in front of him. As such, I don't really feel welcome in my own home anymore.
Unfortunately, my financial situation has me stuck where I am right now. I have no income, no job, and my bank account has only a little over $1100 between both savings and checking. The cheapest rent to be found in my area is well over $1000, and most of the jobs I have applied to don't pay anywhere near enough for me to pay rent. On top of that, I have $30,000 worth of student loans to pay off, with monthly payments of about $337. So what I am thinking of doing is this: I am considering opening up a Patreon account to try and get at least some
money rolling in, as well as opening up another DA account to post content that for may be considered NSFW. I may possibly open up a Patreon for that account as well, or just tie the first Patreon to that account. I will let people know when such a thing happens, and if people are interested in viewing my second account (once it is up), just send me a note, and I will send you the link.
By the way, I am a bit conflicted on what I want to call myself. I am sticking with Brett for now (as it is a gender-neutral name; the main female lead in the novel The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway was named Brett, oddly enough), but I would prefer a different name somewhere down the road. I was thinking of changing my name to that of a Nintendo character, like Samus, Zelda, or Krystal. Brett is a Celtic name, and so is Samus, but I do like the name Zelda; my parents said that if I was born a girl (or what they consider a girl), I would have been named either Zelda or Magda. But Krystal from Star Fox
is my favorite video game character, so I'm going back and forth between what I want to call myself. I'm thinking I could just use all three, using two as middle names. So leave some comments down below and tell me which name out of the three you think I should pick, or if I should pick all three.