“You look like a boy” I used to hear this daily. I felt such shame and also felt seen at the same time. Shame because the comment wasn’t meant to be nice. I felt seen because I knew inside I was a boy. I had to keep that to myself because my family and society was not having it. The only discussion about gender was while shopping for clothes in the girls section while I longingly looked over at the boys section. When my friend Naomi told me she and Fran were starting TomboyX one night at dinner - it brought tears to my eyes. Now in my 40’s I have since transitioned and feel like myself, embodied and whole.
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