Former IT Coolie, C172 Pilot, Photographer, Screenwriter, wannabe Filmmaker. But that’s not what this blog is about!
Over the past 10 years, I have made a rather difficult transition from being a youngster confused about his/her own gender to someone who has a much clearer idea about herself and her ecosystem. I had just a hazy idea of what gay or straight meant! And I had never heard of Dysphoria. At some level, I always knew my identity. But I never fit into the stereotypes that have come to be associated with that identity! I would watch a pride parade and feel WTF was that! That isnt who I am! I liked the outdoors, played sports, and couldn’t even spell Louis Vuitton!
But once I saw through the stereotypes and became aware of my identity, the choice was clear! Have grown enormously since coming out: going through some tumultuous times – battling prejudice, phobia and heartbreak too! Today, I feel I have a much better idea of what these things mean. There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about what “being Gay” or “being Transgender/Instersex” means. I feel that story, that idea needs to be shared. Misconceptions need to be cleared, because they breed prejudice!
I went through this transition alone – and I know how tough that process has been. I didn’t know jackshit. And friends may have wanted to help but couldn’t really understand since they grew up with the same prejudiced ideas that I had grown up with. I felt I needed to share the story of this transition out to the world so maybe others who are in the same position may learn!
I hope people who read through the mistakes I made would learn not to repeat them. I hope people who read through on the issues here gain a better perspective on the subject which might help them understand their gay friends/children/siblings better!
It doesn’t have to be all serious gyaan-chodi sessions! So sometimes I am going to be writing general shit – like the kind of stuff we talk when having a drink with friends! Gossip, rants about traffic and Hot men!
Over time, I hope that this interaction and sharing of ideas becomes a 2 way process! I would like to hear from you your thoughts on the posts and your doubts on certain topics. Do feel free to use the comments section at the bottom of every post for your feedback. Only request is that you keep the discussion civil – that was a bit of a problem on the old blogspot!
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