Trans Woman Finds Love with Man Who Turned Her Down When She Was Living as a Boy

Erin Anderson and Jared Norris are a strange case of love at first sight — it kind of took a few years to all work itself out.

That’s because Erin, a 22-year-old trans woman, initially approached her Facebook crush, Jared, while she was still living as a boy.

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“While still living (as a) a boy, I messaged Jared on Facebook saying, ‘Hey, what’s up,’” Erin recalls, according to Lad Bible. “I knew of him and added him on Facebook because he was cute. But he was having no part of it and didn’t seem interested at all, so I decided not to try anymore with him.”

However, that wasn’t the end of the story for these two. Their paths crossed again once Erin had undergone two years of hormone replacement therapy and breast augmentation.

“It was two years later when he liked one of my pictures on Instagram,” she says. “By that time I had come out as trans and a woman. I decided I was going to be upfront, so I sent him a message with my number and within five minutes, I got a message from him and we started talking. The next day was my birthday, I hung out with him and a week later we were dating officially on Facebook and have been together ever since.”

Jared’s willingness to be honest and open about Erin’s identity with his family and friends is one of the reasons that their relationship is so successful.

“Prior to dating Jared, I had been seeing people but nothing serious came about because they were afraid to tell their family or friends,” Erin says.”They would tell me they really liked me but couldn’t risk their family knowing I was trans and that was what hurt the most. But Jared didn’t fear that, he told his family that I was trans and everything, he doesn’t care what other people think.”

The two have been very open about their relationship on social media, and have even made a video openly discussing why dating trans people shouldn’t be stigmatized. According to Jared, the videos and social media posts have prompted a slew of negative and regressive responses.

“It wasn’t really well known that I was dating a trans woman at first, but when everyone found out, it was a big shocker,” Jared says. “I received a lot of death threats online with one guy saying ‘I will beat you up f*** ‘ which kind of sucked and was depressing. It’s always the same rigmarole things like ‘I hate you,’ ‘You’re disgusting,’ ‘You’re dating a dude’ and other comments.”

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However, the couple also says that they’ve received many loving and encouraging messages from people who were inspired by what they had to say.

“After getting all these death threats we talked about it and decided to ignore everybody, whether they are sending love or hate,” Jared adds. “Thankfully I had some messages encouraging us and telling us to ignore the haters.

“It reminds us that people like that are not worth our time.”

This article was first published by our partners at Woke Sloth

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This Muslim dad’s response to his daughter wanting to remove her hijab is pure gold

Lamyaa is a 17-year-old high school student from Pennsylvania who wears a traditional hijab as required by her Muslim faith.

Recently, she was participating in a group chat with some friends when the subject of Donald Trump came up. “I personally had very strong views considering the presidency did impact me because I am an Arab, Muslim woman,” she told BuzzFeed News.

After Lamyaa criticized Trump’s policies, a “friend of a friend” in the group chat started spewing hate speech. He commented that she “couldn’t take that scarf off or [her] dad would beat” her. Oh, he also called her a bitch.

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Most of us would’ve taken this opportunity to furiously unleash an ALL CAPS tirade against this bigot. Lamyaa instead used it as an opportunity to educate. First, she reached out to her dad, who lives in Saudi Arabia, and asked him about potentially removing her hijab. This was his wonderful, moving response:

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“Sweetheart that’s not my decision to make,” he wrote. “That’s no man’s decision to make. If it’s what you feel like you want to do, go ahead. I’ll support you no matter what.”

The teen later explained she doesn’t actually plan to remove her hijab.

And Twitter is fully supportive.

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And many are praising her dad for being the greatest of all time.

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This story was first published on Someecards

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7 Fun Facts to Share with Your Friends

Read them, enjoy them, share them. You need these 7 facts in your life.

That is all.

1. Guardians

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2. Time to book a trip

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3. I like this idea

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4. Finger fumbler

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5. Dolly is the best

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6. Chicago is freezing

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7. Concerts make you happy

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Now go on…share…SHARE.

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Teacher Grades with Memes and Her Students Love It

A great teacher can make even the most boring subjects seem like thrill rides, whereas the worst teacher could make a class about roller coasters feel like a painful slog through the mud. School is a place where we form some of our best and worst memories throughout our childhoods. In reality, a lot of this rests on the shoulders of our teachers.

Ainee Fatima is a 27-year-old English and Media Studies teacher from Illinois who decided to shake things up for her class of seniors by introducing memes into the classroom. Instead of writing notes throughout her students’ papers or tests, she speaks to them in a language they all understand.

Immediately, people needed to know more about this hip grading system. And Fatima was happy to share:

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While some people were understandably skeptical, Twitter users have responded with overwhelming support – even chipping in a few memes of their own.

In an interview with The Daily Dot, Fatima said that, “It’s sometimes important for teachers to meet their students at their level…Including pop-culture and media in their curriculum will get your content and instruction across way farther than sticking to age-old content.”

“It might seem silly,” she went on to say, “but just having those few kids try a little harder made my day! I have striven to be the teacher I needed when I was in school.”

So, what do you think of Fatima’s unorthodox grading system?

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20 Reasons Retail Workers Should Make More Money

Annoying customers, rude people, ridiculous demands…oh, and dumb bosses! If you work in retail, you know the drill.

But hey, it’s still the best job ever and easy. So stop complaining! These photos will reassure you…

1. Customers are courteous

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2. Black Friday is pretty chill

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3. Messes are easy to clean up

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4. You don’t even need to pay attention, really

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5. Just put stuff away: no big deal!

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6. Clean ups are pretty simple

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7. People are very respectful

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8. No one throws stuff around

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9. People use trash cans the right way

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10. It never gets that busy

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11. Customers look after their kids

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12. Dressing rooms are nice and clean

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13. No effort goes into retail

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14. You can just throw stuff in there and walk away

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15. Customers always put things where they belong

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16. You don’t have to go the extra mile

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17. There’s zero attention to detail

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18. It’s basically like a vacation

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19. There’s fun around every corner

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20. So just sit back and relax!

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Now get back to work!

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13+ People Share the Sketchiest Thing a Family Member Has Done

Sometimes family can be the F word. Yeah, family is family, but that doesn’t mean you have to respect all of them. Especially the ones who do unthinkable things.

AskReddit users reveal the worst, most messed up things a family member has done.

1. Not dead

“My dad’s wife told me that he was dead when he wasn’t. I only found out months later when a relative said he’d recently had an operation and was doing well. I emailed her and said, “I believe dad has perked up a bit?” She didn’t respond.”

2. No longer speaking

“One of my uncles borrowed $20,000 from my other more successful Uncle to start a business and refuses to pay his more successful brother back because he’s “got so much money already”. The more successful uncle refuses to sue him because that’s not what family does, but they are no longer on speaking terms.”

3. Shady

“One of my younger brothers is currently dating our oldest brother’s wife. They were having an affair in secret for three years before anyone figured it out.”

4. A whole lotta funny business

“My sister talked my ex-husband into suing me for full custody at the exact moment I was unable to contest it properly because I had just suffered a huge loss in month nine of my pregnancy. She also foddered his case with lies to make me look like a terrible mother, while simultaneously patting me on the back and consoling me that he was a terrible man

He didn’t win, but the case made things contentious for us for years and made it impossible to grieve with my now husband because I was in survival mode to make sure I didn’t lose my daughter.”

5. Cut out

“My grandfather had my grandma change her will to cut out my mom two years after my grandma had developed full-blown dementia.”

6. Substance abuse

“I had a cousin who was addicted to substances and his parents were always doing stuff to bail him out and keep him from being homeless. One time they put down a deposit and paid rent for a furnished apartment for him. He ended up selling the furniture for money.

Another time they rented a mobile home for him and couldn’t figure out why the water bill was so high. Turns out he was charging his homeless friends $1 to take a bath/shower and that was going on pretty much around the clock.”

7. Karma

“My cousin tried to really hurt me when I was 6. He loosened the bolts in my coffee table, told me to lay under it, and hit it so it fell on me. It killed the nerves in my two front teeth and had to get them pulled out. But now my cousin is fat, can’t walk, and has to wear diapers while spiraling into depression, so it all turned out well in the end.”

8. Cousin

“A cousin of mine put a weapon to my throat when I was about 8 to scare the life out of me. It worked. Almost literally.”

9. Ripped off

“A family member requested to borrow $10,000 from my mother in order to attend school. He deceived her by saying that check or cash is the only payment method accepted. My mother, not knowing much about the situation at hand, writes it up for him thinking that it’s for college tuition.

Next thing you know, he bounces out of the city with my mother’s money and never contacted her ever again.”

10. All in the family

“My grandfather married his stepdaughter.”

11. Stay a while

“My grandmother said she needed a place to stay one night due to issues with her housemate. She slept on the couch…for the next ten years. Made no effort to get her own place despite having a very good retirement income and still working part-time as a nurse. Loved to hit the casino though.”

12. Thief

“My sibling stole my brother’s and my inheritance from our grandfather to us (land, property, and cash) because we’re half breeds.”

13. Greedy

“During my father-in-law’s unexpected sickness and death, my brother-in-law got greedy. While my wife was staying with my father in law at the hospital my brother in law proceeded to loot my father in law of as many of his earthly possessions as he could load up, and took it all to his house; my wife has never been allowed to go through these personal possessions.

After moving my father in law to hospice, to cover his tracks my brother in law proceeded to tell the entire family that I had stolen large amounts of money from my father in law. There was no truth to this whatsoever in any shape, form, or fashion. And in fact, after my father in law’s death, my brother in law embezzled the estate funds $50k from the account— my wife ended up suing him and he had to return half. This act tore the family apart; all because of greed. It’s been 6 years and I think about it every day, still.”

14. Meth is bad

“My brother threatened to kick in my front door and kill me (6 months pregnant), my husband and 2-year-old son. He had stolen the phone I had purchased for my dad and I turned it off. He wanted me to turn it back on.

Meth is bad, kids.”

15. Awful

“My family member got our early Alzheimer’s father to sign a loan putting the house up, then purposefully defaulted, resulting in mother to be evicted. Mother and father ended up in separate homes and died a year apart. Took all the insurance money and left the grave without a stone.”

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If You’re Over 25 These 15 Facts Will Make You Feel Super Old

If you’re in your mid to late 20’s, chances are you’re still feeling pretty young, footloose, and fancy free — especially if you haven’t decided to have children yet! However, regardless of how young you think you are, I promise you, these 15 facts will have you checking the mirror for wrinkles.

#15. This year, kids born in the 2000s became adults.

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Did your brain just implode?

#14. Spongebob Squarepants is so old he’s now part of the Nick at Nite lineup.

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Yup, that’s when old people watch Nickelodeon.

#13. There are kids in high school who have never known a world without social media.

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It’s kind of sad when you think about how your childhood probably didn’t revolve around the internet, or at least not to the same degree.

#12. Rookie of the Year is old enough to be in the process of a remake.

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I guess that makes it a classic. Who would’ve thunk it?

#11. Lindsay Lohan is now older than the actress who played her potential stepmother in The Parent Trap.

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Chew on that for a minute.

#10. Likewise, the kids from Jurassic Park are now older than Laura Dern was when she filmed the movie.

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That cannot be right.

#9. It’s been 18 years — an entire childhood — since the cast of the first Harry Potter movie was announced.

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Another little boy living under the stairs could’ve had a whole other set of adventures in a magical universe in that time!

#8. Kids today have never lived in a world where iProducts haven’t existed.

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But most of them have never heard of or seen an original iPod [screaming emoji].

#7. And while they might love Fortnite, they’ll never know the joy of handheld games like a GameBoy.

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I mean, yeah, tablets are fancier, but nothing beats the simplicity of that square, grey box.

#6. Blink 182 is being played on classic rock stations.

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You know, the stations we used to refer to as the “oldie” station and that played rock n’ roll from the 50s?

#5. The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, which means we’re just about as far from it as it was from the original Star Wars, released in 1977.

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On the bright side, we can still remember a Star Wars universe in which The Phantom Menace didn’t exist.

#4. They could make a High School Musical 4 and have it take place at their 10 year reunion.

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Idk why, but this one killed me.

#3. The 90s to them were the 70s for us.

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Our childhoods have been reduced to homecoming week themes.

#2. If someone wants to make a “vintage” movie, like The Wedding Singer was for us, it would be set in 2005.

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That’s 13 years ago, friends.

#1. There are kids in high school who were born after both Elf and Shrek were released.

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What would it be like to have never lived in a world without Will Ferrell equating Christmas?

No shame, people. Getting older is actually the best.

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10 Conversations on Tinder That Were Surprisingly Wholesome

True, Tinder is a hookup app for the most part. But these Tinder exchanges will put a smile on your face and might even make you reconsider downloading the app…again.

1. Don’t let this one fall through the cracks

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2. Nerd humor

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3. A good first question

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4. Love connection!

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5. That’ll work

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6. Match made

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7. Qualified

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8. Grin and bear it

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9. Winning!

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10. Tropical AF

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Now I feel all fuzzy inside.

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30+ Art History Memes That Are Very Relatable

True art is timeless. And relatable. Case in point:

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12+ Tweets About ‘Cuffing Season’ for All of You Looking for a Partner

Cuffing season is officially here!

It’s when people get into relationships during the fall and winter because it’s cold and miserable outside, and they want to be tied down with another person doing indoor activities for a while.

It makes sense when you think about it. And so do these tweets.

1. It’s very scientific

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2. A truer sentence has never been spoken

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3. Perfect for cuffing

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4. Only two options

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5. True dat

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6. It’s not…

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7. Hate the game

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8. No

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9. Time for a joke

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10. Good idea

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11. A keeper

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12. I know that feeling

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13. Mixed signals

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14. Tis the season

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15. What’s wrong with that?

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You gonna cuff this fall and winter? C’mon! Why not?!?

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