Hurt

posted January 19th, 2016, 2:01 am


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March 30th, 2015, 6:48 pm

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Yup, I cried when I drew this. And wrote it. And posted it. Because being trans is, for some, a hurt that never goes away.

Julie is right though. If Annie becomes a whole person, not just a trans person, then she can forget. She can let it go. Being trans can still be important to her, without being all that is important to her.

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June 9th, 2017, 5:23 pm

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And there it is.

I don't think you can *ever* stop being transgender if doing that would mean it stops having significance in your life. It is, after all, one of the fundamental parts of who you are whether you transitioned at 4 or 40. But I do think you can reach a point in life, if your life is balanced well, when being trans is not the *defining* element of your life.

When I am asked to describe myself, I say that I am a lot of things: I am a writer, a teacher, a woman, a mother, a wife, a (not all that great) singer, a sports fan, a bit of a nerd, a Unitarian, a transgender activist, etc. There are a LOT of other things that define me that are not connected to what is or is not between my legs.

I don't think I felt that way during a significant portion of my life. But I feel that way now. It's what Annie needs to learn.

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June 9th, 2017, 5:37 pm

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@sunspark: Hopefully now you can understand the previous pages and why Annie kept fighting even at things that had no relevance.

I have been told that I sometimes 'play the long game' too much, with arcs that take weeks or years to complete. With patience, you can get to the conclusions that drive things.

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