Hello

Questions and discussions about gender, gender roles and identity.
Oynx
not a newbie
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:04 am
Age: 16
Awesomeness Quotient: I love writing
Primary language: english
Pronouns: depending the day
Sexual identity: bisexual-Gender Fluid
Location: Canada

Sam W, Look at me! I was in a dark place but I fought and got out with your help!

Unread post by Oynx »

Hey, Sam W

Oynx here

I wanted to tell you thank you for all your help!

Guess what!

I'm better now!

I took your advice and reached out!

I got sent to a mental health program called York-Hills and I did the work and now I'm in such a better place!

Scarlettteen really helped me get past a difficult time and I know my fight is not over and that it has just begun but now I have a chance.

I'm still struggling with my gender identity with both myself and my parrents but I'm getting more confident to fight the fight now!

I even have a girl friend!

I really wanted to say thankyou!

-Oynx
Sam W
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 9867
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
Age: 33
Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
Primary language: english
Pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity: queer
Location: Desert

Re: Hello

Unread post by Sam W »

Onyx,


This message has made my entire morning! I'm so, so proud of for reaching out and advocating for yourself, especially in circumstances where we both know how difficult that was or could be. And to say I'm relieved and delighted that you've been able to find care and support is an understatement. I'm so glad I, and Scarleteen as a whole, were able to be here for you and be a help when you needed it. If you need us in the future, you know where to find us <3
Oynx
not a newbie
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:04 am
Age: 16
Awesomeness Quotient: I love writing
Primary language: english
Pronouns: depending the day
Sexual identity: bisexual-Gender Fluid
Location: Canada

Re: Hello

Unread post by Oynx »

Hi, Sam W thank you so much!

You really helped me in a difficult time when it was really hard for me and u listened to me and now here I am better then before.

I also have a new prefered name.

Phoenix

I feel it fits because I have been reborn and I rose from the ashes
Sam W
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 9867
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
Age: 33
Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
Primary language: english
Pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity: queer
Location: Desert

Re: Hello

Unread post by Sam W »

I'm so glad I could be there for you. And I love the new name!
Oynx
not a newbie
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:04 am
Age: 16
Awesomeness Quotient: I love writing
Primary language: english
Pronouns: depending the day
Sexual identity: bisexual-Gender Fluid
Location: Canada

Re: Hello

Unread post by Oynx »

Thank you so much!

I also feel more connected to this name to any other one I have tried before this one.

It connects to me, it has meaning and it has a story behind it!

I have always felt a special sort of connection to the Phoenix especially because of my past as you know about it

I have been through so much and I have always gotten back up and kept going

That's the meaning of this name.

To always get up reborn and keep on going
Heather
scarleteen founder & director
Posts: 9537
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:43 am
Age: 54
Awesomeness Quotient: I have been a sex educator for over 25 years!
Primary language: english
Pronouns: they/them
Sexual identity: queery-queer-queer
Location: Chicago

Re: Hello

Unread post by Heather »

Phoenix:

I mostly just wanted to pop in and express my shared joy with Sam at seeing you and hearing that you're doing well. I also wanted to add that Phoenix is also the chosen name of one of my favorite friends, who is a marvelous person, so you're in good company!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
Oynx
not a newbie
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:04 am
Age: 16
Awesomeness Quotient: I love writing
Primary language: english
Pronouns: depending the day
Sexual identity: bisexual-Gender Fluid
Location: Canada

Re: Hello

Unread post by Oynx »

Hello, Heather!

Thank you so much!

It's really awesome to know that someone else with that name also is so awesome!

I love the quote you put and I think it's so true!

I'm so glad and thankfull for all the help you have all given to me and now my life feels so much more on track and balanced again and I feel theirs no where left to go but up now!

-Phoenix
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic