I’d wanted to dress as a pirate for quite awhile. Recently I found out there was going to be a social meet for lesbian/bi girls, which mentioned dressing like a pirate. So because I wanted to go to that, and I had wanted to dress as a pirate anyway, it gave me a reason to do this.
I wore a scarf mum found for me as a bandanna, a stripy top that was my sisters (glad it fit me), some jeans of mine, some boots of my sisters (glad they fit me) and I also wore some earrings.
I went to the meet. It wasn’t as good as I’d hoped, not many people talked to me (a few did at the start, briefly, that was it). That was disappointing, but I guess that’s the way things go – sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re not. At least I gave it a go – and hopefully next time if I go to something like that (a social event or whatever) it’ll be better.
Dressing up was fun though, and something different to do. 20 months ago