It’s been weeks since I testified at the court-martial of Private Bradley Manning, and I still don’t know how to explain to anyone what that experience was like. I don’t even know how to feel about what I saw there.
1. Tuck that thing.
When I look back at what I was, I don’t feel it dragging me back. Instead, I see just how far I’ve come.
Situations like this can be tragic and heartbreaking. That being said: Go f*ck yourself.
Trans characters are thrown in, marked, pointed out for a reason: so that their transness becomes something to talk about. And by now, I have to say that I’ve had quite enough of the rest of the world talking about us.