Standing Out after Coming Out




I’ve changed. I’m different now.


Now, before you accuse me of moonlighting as a stand-in for captain obvious from those hotels.com commercials, no I’m not talking about my gender transition.


I’m different because my gender transition makes me memorable.


I should have anticipated this consequence of transitioning genders but I didn’t. I thought I’d be able to go about my run-of-the-mill, everyday life without people noticing me, just like I’ve done since I was born. When I transitioned, it wasn’t motivated by wanting to be memorable. Honestly I just wanted to be myself and being remembered by others was the furthest thing from my mind. I thought people would continue to forget me just like they had in the past.


I thought wrong.


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