My first relationship in my new queer life wasn’t full of rainbows and butterflies as I had hoped. Yet, I’d have rather gone through and grown from this showing the world my real out self then have decided to stay in the shadows.
I have never felt like a woman, but neither have a lot of masculine women who love women. I’ve felt the joy of being called a man, but so have a lot of queer women as well. I have felt the pain of burning up in the Georgian sun because I didn’t want my family to see my breasts and tell me I was becoming a young lady.