7. Who do you look up to?
Well, early in my transition, I had no trans peers that I knew of, so I stuck to the lead singer of The Cliks-the band I mentioned yesterday. Lucas Silveira. I mostly read through his story when he was willing to share it on Myspace. But one night I was having a really tough time and I decided I was going to get my thoughts out about being trans by writing him a message. I wrote it and decided to send it, expecting nothing in return because he’s a busy rockstar kind of person.
Sometime early the next morning he wrote me a reply, which I was VERY surprised to find in my mailbox. Knowing that even he had the time to care really helped me get through things and put even more meaning behind listening to his music.
So I really looked and still look up to him. He’s done his whole transition in the media limelight, Canadian or no, he’s had to deal with publicity the whole time. He’s done it very gracefully and I admire the fact that even though he didn’t want to be a poster boy, and still says he’s not, he’s done a great job being one for our community.
Besides that, I look up to my boyfriend. I though going a year without T, part of the time not knowing if I even wanted it, was torture. He’s been living nearly three years knowing he’s trans without it. I really admire him. He’s very strong. He’s found so many ways to cope with the challenges of dysphoria in a body that hasn’t been changing at all with his mind. Kudos, Tyler.
There are other people I look up to that aren’t trans, but this is the TRANS challenge, right?
- ifellinlovewithagoy posted this