Self-Awareness Moment: gaps in cultural experiences

I'm intentionally making this vague to be more relatable, and not potentially get dragged into a "you're not 'enough of'" type of debate with people who debase those of us with parents from different origins. There are 3 components to my cultural heritage of origin. 1/2 from my mum of origin, two quarters from my … Continue reading Self-Awareness Moment: gaps in cultural experiences

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Funny Moment: disclosing to my prom date

I went through high school dreading prom. Little appealed about a large gathering that included all the bullies, dancing, being pressured to wear a dress, and so many cishet guys  trying to have sex that night. My friends and I had tried starting a GSA the year before graduation, which had been met with fire … Continue reading Funny Moment: disclosing to my prom date

Ongoing reflection on disclosing to young children

They have LGBTQ+ affirming children books, but all of them presume trans people are starting their transition, and/or are visible. I'm trying to convey that something happened before they were born, that nothing changes about what they call me, or how the world generally perceives me. It seems abstract of a concept for little ones … Continue reading Ongoing reflection on disclosing to young children