One of the hardest things in life to learn is that it’s okay to cry. At least for me, crying (especially in front of people) is one of the most difficult things to do. What can I say, I bottle things up. I let all of my feelings take up so much space in my mind there isn’t room for much else.
For most of my life I have felt discomfort calling myself a woman, it never sits right in my mouth and I always feel a heaviness when referring myself as such. I thought that if I was not a woman, I had to be a man.
I will say, if it weren’t for the recent discussion around it, I would still be lost in my own thoughts of who I am and how to identify myself.
How was it possible that immediately I felt feelings of embarrassment when I had never even talked with other people about it?
Jasmine Grimes, also known as Mysse Match on social media, is breaking social expectations and perceptions of cosplayers! Sorjo chatted with Grimes on what it’s like being a black plus size cosplayer and facing racism, sexism and fatphobia in the cosplaying community.