Since I will have to slog through the rain for a half mile across the campus from a parking lot to a classroom, I will dress like a woman would for inclement weather: I will wear pants… woman’s pants, of course, but definitely a bifurcated garment.
Doing outreach is a crapshoot. There are usually four or five of us and we each spend about 5 minutes giving a brief trans bio. And then there is a question and answer session with the students.
About half the time, the students look like deer in the headlights and getting them to ask questions is frustrating. The other half of the time, the students who are ready to hit us with a variety of thoughtful and stimulating questions.
Some of the questions are memorable. I think my favorite was when a female student asked me, “Are you married?”
After I said, “Yes,” her follow-up question was “To a woman?”
|Hansi Sturm, professional femulator, Berlin circa 1930|