30 Day Trans Challenge – Bonus edition

amaAs you guys probably know, i’ve finished the 30 day trans challenge. So i thought why not let my followers ask me questions! Anything goes, trans or not trans related, taboo or not, i will answer with honesty. Do you have multiple questions? That’s fine too. And remember, there are no dumb questions so don’t be scared to ask something even if it seems obvious! Post your questions in the comment section below if you’re interested. I will make a post answering these questions (if any) when i have time. Oh and passerby non followers can also ask questions of course!

I hope we can make this into a thing!

Love,

Naomi

 

 

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 30

Write a haiku about being trans

Oh boy this is hard. English is not my native language. I’ll try to make something that looks like one.

First i was a boy

The closet was locked shut

A girl was hiding

Not sure if that was the right amount of syllables but i tried.

And with that it concludes the 30 day trans challenge. I hope my followers enjoyed and learned a bit about being trans and about me. I’ll try to keep posting about whatever trans or not related at least once every week if i can.

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 29

Write out something positive about yourself using the letters of your name. Ex. Your name is Bob so B-Beautiful O-Outstanding B-Boy

Well since my girl name is Naomi (well not officially but you know) i can think of something i guess.

Nice

Affectionate

Open

Mindful

Intelligent

or alternatively

Not

Always

Obvious

Male

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30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 28

What is something you have to do everyday or else you feel like your whole day is off if you don’t do it?

Umm i don’t really have something i have to do everyday. I can easily miss the things i do routinely every day. The only thing i can think of is that i don’t like to be thirsty or hungry before i go to bed, otherwise it’s hard for me to sleep. So yeah… short post.

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 27

What goals do you have?

This one is actually pretty hard to answer.  I can only think of a few things.

My main goal right now is for my transition from male to female to go well. And uhh finish my education.

To be honest i haven’t really thought a lot about what my goals are in life. The reason for that is that i never imagined i’d actually get to 21. I thought i would already have comitted suicide by the time i turned 18. Due to depression caused by dysphoria and such i saw no purpose in my life. So i never really made long term goals of what i wanted to achieve in my life. I’m slowly seeing long term goals now that i am transitioning, but the ideas are still very vague.

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 26

Do you feel comfortable answering questions about being trans if say your teacher/friend/stranger asked you?

I have no problem answering any questions related to me being trans. If a stranger asks if i am trans or anything related to trans i will answer them truthfully. I love to educate people on the subject and it’s also good for better understanding of us. Even if someone were to ask “did you have the surgery yet” i wouldn’t be offended. I have very few topics related to being trans i won’t talk about.

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 24

Who is your favorite LGBT actor/musician/director/artist etc and why?

Umm i got a few.

ian mckellanIan mckellen is my favorite gay actor. He was really great as gandalf and magneto. I also admire his “I don’t give a shit” attitude when it comes to gay stuff or when he’s on a pride parade. Usually wearing pink like a boss (but not seen in the pic).

 

As for my favorite LGBT musician, it’s macklemore. He’s not actually gay, i know, but he’s a good ally to the LGBT community. I love his song “same love” and i think it’s pretty brave to sing about something like that in the music industry. Also some of the lyrics he sings about in the song could also be applied to trans people. “And i can’t change, even if i tried, even if i wanted to”. This is a remix of it, but you get the general idea 😉

wachowskiMy favorite LGBT director and also a fellow transwoman, is Lana Wachowski. She’s known for directing the Matrix triology, Cloud Atlas and V for Vendetta. Especially in the movie industry transitioning is a very bold move, most studios don’t like anything that is different from the norm. Also rocking that pink hair seems like a big “fuck you” to whoever thinks of everyone that is different as weird people.

 

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 23

What stereotypes are put on trans people?

Keira has already talked about this, but yeah we’re often clumped together with transvestites and people who do drag. Most of society has no idea what the difference is or if there even is a difference. Also people think we’re on the extreme ends of femininity or masculinity. To be honest, i didn’t paint my room pink and wear frilly pink dresses all the time.

And umm…

  • Just because we’re girls (mtf) we should be straight
  • We should follow the trans narrative, otherwise you ain’t “trans enough”
  • We look like men in dresses
  • We’re not normal people (aka crazy)
  • We transition because the grass is greener on the other side
  • We transition for sexual reasons
  • We love everything that has to do with LGBT on tv
  • We’re just a bunch of ultra gays
  • We hate our bodies with every fiber of our being (some do though)
  • We aren’t real men or women
  • We will rape you in your bathroom (why use genitals we hate!)
  • You can easily spot us (most of us are not distinguishable after a few years)
  • We are just as flamboyant as the people on pride parades
  • We knew we were trans right after we came out of the womb

30 Day Trans Challenge – Day 22

Do you feel being trans holds you back from your career choice?

Not at all. I study Media and Communications and it’s mainly a female oriented field. You can even see it at my college, 80% of students is female. The specific thing i want to do is a bit more male oriented though. You don’t see females editing videos, filming or doing general behind the scenes stuff that often. Even if it doesn’t work out, i could always become a reporter or work at the editorial office, which i am trained for too.

I think i’d be pretty interesting to hire though, as i can give views on both genders without a lot of guesswork. That could be useful when making tv programs or writing an article in a magazine.