Someone wrote…

My girlfriend has been living as a woman for six or so years now, so her son sees his father as “Poppi”, sort of a cute take on the word “Pop”, as in “Dad”.

So yesterday, my girlfriend’s son showed me a picture of his father “before”. It was a typical family portrait; of the son and his mother flanking the dad in the middle. While I was looking at the picture, my girlfriend’s son said to his “Poppi”…“Yeah, you were handsome. Now you’re pretty”.

What a moment. It was quite poignant and lovely. Her son is such a remarkable and loving young man. He loves his Poppi no matter what.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on July 9th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Poppi”

  1. Anonymous

    That’s great. I think sometimes people see trans* people as incompatible with family and love, but that is patently untrue. Thanks for being a living example of that.


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