I’m wanting to cry and smile at the same time. I’ve been wearing my assigned traditional mask for 52 years and now I just can’t do that any more.
Getting my ear lobe pierced doesn’t sound very ‘out’ but it is a first step. It may be a slow move to the middle where my real third-gender self lives and it will cost me the respect of many others I know but at least my respect for myself will grow at the same time… ‘don’t live their lie, live your life.’
What’s your experience?