I’m trans living in Texas in Trump’s America. I’m over 40 with a patchy resume, bad knees, horrible depression/anxiety, no savings, and currently, no job.
I’ve been self-isolating since February 2019. I was finally starting to get better and then someone unleashed a plague and now EVERYTHING is jacked up.
I haven’t felt safe since that worthless sack of shit got elected President. I’ve always been afraid of religious fundamentalists, but now I literally fear for my life. How long till Dan Patrick tries to throw me in a cage?
Jobs are bullshit. I had a decent one once. The money wasn’t great but it was at least a fun place to spend my time. Then management changed and that was the end of that. Empty promises and no future.
And now everything on the job boards reads like a scam. There are things I can do, but I have ZERO idea how to let people know I can do them, much less make money from them. I have a family and I’m feeling more and more like a burden – the longer this goes on the more worthless I feel.
My point is that I don’t have any hope. I can’t deal with all this meanness going on right now and I don’t see it ending anytime soon.