I didn’t know if I’d ever have the chance to be loved. It’s all too easy to internalize the assumptions that we are rudimentary facsimiles of the people we actually want to be, or that we take on a lifestyle that’s all about mutilating our “God-given, natural” bodies.
You’re probably all sick of hearing about it by now. I was thinking of being very closed off, and not letting anyone know I’m trans. As the case may be though, I always want to be true to myself. For the first time in my gaming life (Nearly 20 years) I found myself in a game. So I tried to think; what exactly does that do to a person? That for the first time a game was not specifically just for cis people, that it thought to reach out and shout out for transgender people too. Or how it can be said that dating simulators allow us to fulfill some of Carl Jungs most basic archetypes– The persona, the self, the anima vs the animus, the shadow. I was taught how to sit, how to talk, how to pray, how to keep my skirt long and my legs shut.
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He had just moved to Atlanta from Chicago and had this whole stereotypical macho thing about him.
” This question has definitely gotten me worked into a hold-my-purse, ready-to-scrap, tizzy a few times.
But it pales in comparison to the declaration, “your partner is trans—you aren’t a lesbian.” Like many high femme cisgender women who love babies, baking, and jewelry, I was shoved into straight life based solely on my gender presentation and traditionally feminine interests regardless of whether or not I was satisfied sexually or spiritually.
Because I know plenty of guys who would really do some shit to you.”“No, I’m a woman, a transgender woman,” I answered, trying to make him understand. His entire view of me had changed and there was no going back.
I vowed as I left his place in the middle of the night that I would never put myself in that dangerous of a situation again.