Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fear of Being

Monica Roberts Speaks a hard truth about when and how to disclose your trans status. A truth so hard it just made me examine my own motives for how I handle that question. I am very up-front about being trans and bring up early and now I realize I do that partly out of fear. Fear of what might happen if the person finds out for themselves, fear of the emotional pain if the reject me after I've gotten emotionally involved with them and most of all fear of physical violence. It sucks to have to fear for your life just for being who you are.

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