An Interview with Judy

Judy

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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 

An Interview with Laura

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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.  Continue reading 

An Interview with Rafael/a

Rafael/a

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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. Continue reading 

An Interview with Zoë

Zoë

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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