Apparently I'm loving these to do or not to do's. But let's just say, they come after experiences I've gone through.
This week that passed was no different from others. Seeing that for my last few weeks at work I've been going to the shooting range, with the only difference that I actually got to shoot. So 1 less day of actually working for me, because I'd normally return to work after a long drive.
Friday, as per usual. I got up earlier to be at work before 06:00 and get weapons I don't take home, and get a state vehicle to drive. Because of strikes, roadworks, and traffic light that were out and on going, I drove 2 hours to the shooting range that about 40miles away. So pissed off at driving and idiots trying to push me off the road.
I passed my shooting on all the weapons I had on me, and needed to pass.
No, I was perfectly made up before leaving the house and yes. The shooting range is on an open space looking like a dessert. No shade and sand blowing everywhere. 6 almost 7 hours later and I was full of sand, from my face to my tits and stomach. I left and went to the nearest garage where there is a bathroom to wash my face and remove as much sand as possible. Removed all my make-up and went back to work to drop my none issue firearms.
Walked into the office of one of the officers as she was looking for the vehicle I was driving. First she tell me my make-up is still perfect after a long day, and when I revealed I had nothing on, she asked me why I'm wearing make-up if my face is so perfect. Well its to enhance my looks obviously isn't it. At least that is what I was thinking.
So now the question comes, if others view your face as perfect without make-up does that mean you should not use any, or that you can use it to enhance your looks???
Well I feel so much more comfortable with make-up on then without it in public. It doesnt mean my confidence is so low I can't do without make-up. It just feels that much more in tune with my body and brain I think, and I'm still comfy as can be.
Would I walk without make-up on? Yes, I sometimes do, even though I don't have a twelve o clock shadow. But I wear it at work because that is my norm.
Then my question to everyone would be. If you could go a day without make-up, would you??? Okay, you can still wear gloss. But would you? That is the question.
Reason I can pull of days without make-up are, I do my face as natural as possible the most of the time, my lower eye lids permanently looks like I have eye liner on, my eye lashes always look like I used mascara, and my cheeks are rosier without make-up. Yes I got natural make-up the day I was born.
Ending off. All I have to say is. Make-up doesn't define us as human beings. Being trans we try to blend in as much as possible to cis persons. But why should we as a collective try to blend in with the world's inadequacies, who says we are not the norm, but just because we the minority in today's age, we are the odd one's out. Who says we aren't part of evolutionary development and enhancement to show the world, change is good. Then why should make-up be all that important for us to blend in.
Yes I know, the fear of being told you don't belong is great. The fear of being outed that you aren't naturally born as the gender you identify as.
I can't guarantee that I will be around to protect you from the hatred, but I am trying to be as visible as I can without endangering my family, friends and acquaintances. As I don't fear what can be done to me. There is also a reason for my twitter, Facebook and Instagram acciunts being set on private, but that is only for promotional purposes as certain of my stances can be interpreted as not in line with being in the police, even though I don't mention political stances, just the human rights side of my stances mentioned at times.
I love and leave you, with this to ponder. Why do we have to conform to cisgender rules? Okay, I've always wanted bombs and a vagina, but what if you didn't want to go through all that as I do??? Should you conform to make others comfortable? Should you make yourself uncomfortable so that the rest of the world can accept you unconditionally? Well if the world wants you to change, then nothing you do, say, or go through will ever be enough to be accepted by others.