Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trans 30 Day Challenge - Day 26

Day 26) Do you feel comfortable answering questions about being trans if say your teacher/friend/stranger asked you?

When people I know who knew me before or already know of my past ask me questions, I'm very open. Also if people ask me via my blog and such, I'm also open to it. However when strangers ask me questions, I am first of all upset because it's none of their business but also, I don't really want to talk about these issues much anymore. They're a thing of the past for me.

4 comments:

Sarah McCoy said...

Do you ever wish that you had done your transition in private, instead of offering the many, many videos on YouTube?
At the time, it was probably very therapeutic, but now it is a lasting reminder of your past and perhaps hinders privacy and moving on to living a life of more normalcy.

Debra said...

Yes I do wish I had. I ended up switching to using aliases and different names 2 years ago and that has helped with normalcy but it's not complete.

Plus keeping any videos up at all has potential for new people in my life to find out and I often argue with myself about keeping them up or not.

Sarah McCoy said...

It is only my opinion, but I think you need to do what is best for you.
As helpful to many as the videos are, you have a right to privacy.
With the exception of your parents, things seem to be going well for you.
My prayer for you is that you eventually are able to mend those family fences and that you have a great life in the future. To do that, you may need to dispose of the videos. That might be the first big step towards helping them to accept you as you truly are.

Debra said...

Thanks Sarah. Yeah we'll see. Although I don't think my videos correlate much with my parents' decisions to abandon me.

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