Newer Post Older Post Home. I have a valid voice that can speak about my own experience, and to some extent speak for the trans community, but I never want my narrative as a white trans woman to come before that of a person of color. They are getting close, but somehow, the Bikini Beach magic is getting in the way. But those of us who are trans have at least another layer of anxiety: I wish cis people understood that the trans experience is pretty close to an every-moment battle, and will continue to be so until people understand that respecting us, our identities, and our bodies starts in how they view their own bodies and how they connect with their own genders. My breasts were growing, and I was not "passing.
Every other time was ruined by weather. Treat us like people, not spectacles for amusement. It starts in our hearts and heads, and then comes out our mouths. Think about it, and let that motivate your actions and the way you create space.
I used to love watching my Pops run and dive through the waves at the Jersey Shore, come up, flip his combover, and blow water off his face like a whale.