This was originally posted on Medium.
This was a 90-second lightning talk I gave at AndConf 2016. This is basically a transcribed form of that talk.
Hi. I’m Sarah. I’m @geekygirlsarah on Twitter. Long story short, I’m trans. (Feel free to find me if you have questions or want details.)
Before I transitioned, I hated my body, my mind, and my life. Basically my entire existence. I often wondered “what’s the point?” to the things I did. This included self care. After all, if you don’t care to exist, why bother taking care of yourself?
What happens is there’s desire to give self care, which takes away your energy, which feeds into doing even less self care, which takes away more energy, and so on.
Read more about understanding your own self care on the full Medium post.