writing the letter really kinda hurts. having to go through and remember all the stuff they've said to me [the people i thought would support me the most!] all the ways they've said it. that kinda hurts.
[thankfully i am obsessive about chronicling every horrible thing they've said to me on here.]
i defriended 30+ people on facebook-most of whom were bigltm people. and left the facebook group/deleted all the posts i'd made on it. felt good
hmmm, happy things? oh i went to the football game yesterday. :) got horribly sunburned but
homosocially bonded with the guy I was standing next to. ^_^ [oh, hey any cis*/fellow trans* guys/people who used to ID as guys, is it normal for college-age people to address girls as "man"? i get the feeling it's not but my game mate also called me "babe".]
i asked Matt Kailey [author of "Just Add Hormones" and generally a completely awesome guy] about the bigltm issue and he responded!!!! :D [link:http://tranifesto.com/2010/09/16/ask-matt-my-friends-dont-take-me-seriously-as-trans/#comments
Good for you. I’m really glad that you are pursuing this. It takes a lot to do that, but that is how change comes about.
Thank you for your kind words. I’m flattered and glad that I could be of help to you.
And thanks for what you’re doing at the college. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens. Good work.
and, in my creative writing class, the teacher-who is amazing
about all of this and apologized profusely when I mentioned to her about the pronouns-has basically given me carte blanche
to write about trans* issues, all under the guise of fiction. [the piece i'm working is actually shaping up to be pretty interesting- so far it's about the impact being found out/coming out as trans* has on a relationship (and yes i am aware those two aren't always the same) and it involves cher.]