Monday, August 25, 2008
could it be possible to be born into the wrong race? or do i just think i've been wronged with this pale skin and lack of dance moves?one of my many many many interesting and colorful clients is a m to f transgender who was born with gender dysphoria. his/her solution? a flight to thailand and a surgeon willing to "re-create." i'm not trying to start a theological war here -all i'm saying is that many days as i walk down the streets of san francisco, i am more shocked when i catch a glimpse of a white girl in windows that i look into than i probably should be...and in some small (small small small small) way i get it. in my mind i should be a curvy latina with heavily painted lips, tight capri jeans and the name "carlitos" tatooed below her left ear. when i was in kindergarden i wanted nothing more than to be black ,wear 900 colored barettes in my hair and be named latisha. you may think i'm kidding. i assure you i am not. i think i was born white as an oversight. remember playing that game where you would try to lineup all the colors in the pegs to match your opponents and then you'd correct the other by saying things like , right color wrong place, wrong color wrong place etc? well, i feel like i'm the wrong color, right place. right family, right name, right age, but the color? c'mom....all wrong. i make a mean enchilada, can find a pinata for any occasion and really would not mind driving a 1993 honda accord with 2 doors and the trunk painted over in primer gray. so- cultural dysphoria? who's down to fund the study?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wow! My very first Blog...not counting myspace, facebook,friendster,or the other social networks I belong to. I jest.I jest. This was not easy however, so I expect feedback and lots of clever comments to make this worth my while. Beginning....now.