closer to survival than many

i am a transman.

i can't work full-time.

i live with invisible disability.

there is nowhere where the soundscape allows me to feel safe.

i experience systemic oppression, ableism and transphobia.

i worry about income, disability support, financial support, housing, everyday.

i am aware that my body carries injuries to my dignity and that it is wired to function from survival mode.

i work hard to stay connected to my heart.

i invent ephemeral safety in corners of my body-mind, but i need systemic change to feel safe.

- claude wittmann