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.