Basically what it says on the tin. I'll sometimes tell stories/rant about myself, but mostly this is a place to collect things that I like. Pictures, fandom stuff, cute things, feminism, trans stuff, and occasionally my own blathering.
3) Have you ever been outed?
Ugh, yes, once or twice. It’s never put me in any real danger, but it’s made things awkward. This was the worst: My girlfriend and I had been going to an English country dancing group, where I was able to pass as cismale because no one but her and her family knew otherwise. We made a couple friends there- really cool guys who danced and fenced and had gorgeous costumes and were actually so much fun to hang out with. I started chatting with them online, and joined a facebook group of historic dancing events.
Then I met one of them downtown when I was with my family. He recognized me, said hi, greeted me by my proper name and we chatted a bit. Then (and I could hear funeral bells in my head when she did) my mother - who was still having A LOT of problems with this whole thing - comes over.
"Hi, I’m [oldname]’s mother."
He looks at me, I look at him. We struggle through some awkward pleasantries with my mother, and he makes his excuses and leaves. I message him later, he acts like nothing’s the matter but I never hear from him again.