I’ve come a long way since I first discovered the word “genderqueer”. It used to be that I would turn red or shake every time someone mentioned LGBT topics (I think I was scared of being “discovered”), I wouldn’t even want to look at men’s clothing in the mall (wearing it was unthinkable), and I felt like I had to act like a girl just because that’s what people expected of me.
Now, I can comfortably talk about LGBT topics (and even bring it up with people, hinting that I am queer), I go around in public actually comfortably wearing men’s and women’s clothing, and I feel like I can be myself more than I’ve been able to in over a year. Things are looking better, but I’ve still got a long way to go to feeling satisfied with my life.
I look forward to the future!
What’s your experience?