& i know i will carry it with me for a long, long time.

i’ve been passing as a guy now for 2-4 years now, depending on the situation (and people still think i’m a lady on the phone).  which i guess means that’s what i really am now.

i was thinking about that the other day and this huge feeling of responsibility came over me.  because now that i am who i want to be, i have to remember and take care of who i’ve been.  even though the world sees me as a straight, married man with a baby, i have been a girl, a woman, a lesbian, and a non-passing transguy.

and even if i had never been any of those people, now that i am in a place of much greater privilege, i really need to be a really good ally.  because as strong as we all are, we need each other to have our backs, because the world is not an easy place.

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  1. Well-said 🙂 Anyone who matters doesn’t apply or think much about the labels. You’re just Cubbie to me… Someone that I very much enjoyed meeting, a husband to a cousin I love dearly, a ‘friend’ online who’s posts I enjoy seeing, a long-distance friend and new family member that I appreciate and hope to see again one day. You’re one of the good guys 🙂


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