by The Bathtub Project
Name: Maggie H
Pronouns: She/Her and They/Them
How often do you bathe or shower?
I shower every day. I bathe… this is my second bath in a year. I don’t like the water ::giggles::. Water scares me. I have no water in my astrology chart, and I think that’s why. I’m an Aries sun, Taurus moon, Capricorn rising, Gemini Venus, Aries Mars… I think Capricorn Jupiter and my Uranus is in Aquarius.
Do you identify with your chart?
I identify a lot with my chart. I didn’t at first, I just thought it was fun to tell people I’m an Aries because that’s the first of the wheel. I thought it made me special and the best ::laughs::. But then I started looking into it and I identified a lot with everything. I think astrology is a great tool to use to get to know one’s self deeper. Not to mean, I’m an Aries which is why I’m so inconsiderate, but more of, I’m an Aries so I have a tendency to think about myself, therefore this is something I can work on and I have more insight. I fully identify with my Taurus moon and all of my Capricorn fucking tendencies or like, “WORK HARD” and then my Taurus moon is all, “indulge, eat, cuddle and be sensual”. My Aries sun is such a fucking wreak ::giggles:.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about equal rights. That would be my number one. I am passionate about traveling, not being an ignorant piece of shit, which goes along with equal rights. I am passionate about food and my recovery.
How does your passion for equal rights play a role in your day to day life?
With equal rights, I don’t experience much on the marginalization side of things. I’m white, I pass as a girl, I pass as straight. The only thing I really have against me is that I’m not rich or something, which is the easiest strike to have against me. I donno… It manifested when I was young, my mom has always been passionate about it. I remember one day, I was 5 or 4 and we were at Home Depot. There were two Hispanic men shopping, and I was scared because I had never seen a person of color before. My mom noticed this, she grabbed me, and pulled me down and said, “Those people are people. They may not look the same color as us, but they are people just like us and they have every right to be here. There is nothing to be afraid of, they are kind, loving souls”. Ever since then, I thought about why some people are lower on the scale of life for no fucking reason. Now, it comes up everywhere in conversation on the day to day. People say ignorant shit. It’s really the only thing that has gotten me heart racing, blood boiling… that injustice.
What is something you feel accomplished with?
Generally? I feel accomplished in becoming a better person. I used to be a shit person. I’ve always cared about equal rights, but if you were a white man and you pissed me off, or if I saw you at a bar… I would walk up and accuse them of being Nazi’s and try to fight them and I constantly cheated on my partners. I was drinking through all of this, and stealing massive amounts of things from work and stores… I didn’t have any real morals or values. I wasn’t able to be a functioning member of society or treat people kindly. In the last 3 years, I’ve done a lot of fucking work on myself. Now, I’m a person who I can trust. I have values, morals, I don’t steal, I don’t cheat. Generally speaking, I’m kind to others on a day to day basis whether or not I know them, regardless of what they look like.
What is something you still struggle with?
A lot of things. I still struggle with, like, that whole Aries thing of “I’m first and the most important and you hurt my feelings”. Like, I’m still very me-centric. I don’t know if everyone is like that, I assume most people are. I still struggle with looking at the needs of the whole and what’s best for the community, the family, the group. Instead of what I want. I still struggle with gossip. That’s one that has been coming up lately. I like to talk shit. I’m not gonna lie, I like talking shit. It’s something I catch myself on frequently. I still struggle with not hating conservative people. I really do. It’s hard for me to remember that they’re people too and that they deserve to be treated fairly even though they suck and are stepping on the rights of the people. I don’t like rich people. I struggle with that.
What are your thoughts on relationships? Platonic, sexual, familial and otherwise?
I think that relationships are the best thing we’ve got in this world.