Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Conversations of transition

I came out of the closet as a gender fluid person in my late teens early 20s and have been  increasingly open about who I am in regards to gender over the past 8 years.  Examples of this would be not separating my social networks and not restraining myself from going to places I have been known as male when I am presenting as a female. This has been an amazing way to live (not confining myself to normal gender roles) and having a wife who understands and excepts me for being a gender fluid person has helped me grow into the person I am at this point of my life. 

I can talk about all the things that have happened over the last eight years but that's not where I was going with this blog. Where I wanted to go was as of lately the conversation of transitioning has been a prominent and continual conversation my wife and I have been having for the last couple months.  I have to say that Chelsea I think sensed something from me and created a safe place to start a conversation about the possibilities of transitioning. This also has been spurred on by seeing amazing transgender advocates such as Laura Jane Grace and Bailey Jay make such a great statement in society and make such a great example of what it means to be a transgender women in society.  

I have finally came to the decision to seek out a therapist who specializes in gender and can help me walk through my thoughts and what that means. Also helping me get to my more genuine self what ever that might mean. 

1 comment:

Laura said...

Congrats on taking the first step. Be open and honest with your thoughts. Some may not be what you want or expect. And be patient with those around you as you explore yourself, they are explorers on this journey too.

I have been down that path, if you have any questions. Feel free to ask.

Good luck.