Of My Truest Self
What does my truest self look like?
This is a great question for me as a trans non-binary person who is both passing as feminine but is also gender nonconforming. The midday podcast I was listening to, an interview with Alok Menon on degendering fashion and decolonization of our lives by unlearning the gender binary, has inspired me to answer this question myself.
What I haven’t Felt aligned with has always defined me.
As I work to see myself with more inclusion and centralization of my transness, I cannot help but recognize the indication of personal growth that is represented by my preemptive groundedness before beginning testosterone, growing as a person and as a parent regardless of my transitional status.
Intentionally living my truth; what does that even look like?
My self-expression is marked by so much of me; my style, my values, my beliefs, my social positions, my body language, and my creations.
It feels like a deep breath to question and to begin furthermore recognizing and standing more in my value than ever before.