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Judy: One Christmas, my sister was there with me, and when we were opening gifts, I got a new baseball mitt. My sister got a party dress, and all the girls went upstairs and tried it on and were ooing and ahhing at how beautiful it was, and the whole thing… and I wanted so much to be among them.
I didn’t want a baseball mitt. That’s my very first recollection. Continue reading
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Jacqui: What do you want others to understand about how you experience yourself and your gender?
Laura: That it’s not something new, and that I don’t feel like I was keeping secrets from anyone . . . that to a great extent, everybody in my life is learning about this on nearly the same learning curve as I am. That I’ve always experienced myself the way that I do now, but had either fewer words or less ability to articulate it.
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Rafael/a: Coming into hormones and then later surgery, was like, I have something. I planned something for myself. I’m looking towards this thing, and because I’m doing this thing, that means I’m changing because I want to be here. [...] the fact that you’re investing in doing this thing means that you’re going to be here after that event also, like after the surgery.
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Zoë: It wasn’t a decision; it was a realization of who I am.
I was four when I first asked to get a dress. I asked my mom a few times, and eventually she. . .most of the time she just said ‘yes we can,’ but we didn’t actually do it. But one time I asked and she did say we could so we went to Goodwill Continue reading