Still You Underneath

Someone wrote…

I saw something here once that compared transitioning with dyeing your hair red, in that, while it is difficult and hard to perfect, you still look great. I really liked it and found it relatable, since I myself am transgender, and as such I’d like to build on the existing metaphor.

Identifying as something is like dyeing your hair. You are fabulous as you are, and the opinions of others really don’t mean shit. And if you end up dyeing your hair another color, that’s totally fine too! It doesn’t mean your hair was never REALLY the first color. It doesn’t mean that twenty-year-old you was an idiot for being a blonde when thirty-year-old you is so CLEARLY a brunette. It just means that your hair color changed. It was still you underneath, and changing the title of your identity doesn’t invalidate your past identities.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 2nd, 2015 at 08:00 am

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