“I know who I am, what I am. I am a woman, and that’s the truth.
“I don’t want “special treatment,” I just want to be respected as a human being, as deserving of dignity as anyone else. I want to be able to exist in the world without the core of my identity, something that I grappled with for more than a quarter century, being dismissed by someone who couldn’t possibly understand what it’s like. I want to be able to go to work without worrying about being fired for who I am. I want to be able to use the restroom without fear of being beaten or accused of having malicious intentions. Like everyone else, I want the world to see me for me.”
My friend Jan passed along this excellent piece by Parker Molloy titled I’m A Transgender Woman, And This Is What It’s Like and I am passing it along to you.
Male femulating at the Colwyn Bay Astral Concert Party in the early 20th Century.
Wearing Evan Picone.