I’m KatGirl. I’m glad you are reading my words.
I enjoy writing and taking photographs. Sometimes I like to write short poems and haikus. Other times, I’ll write about serious topics. I do enjoy writing some erotica as well.
I write here and on Medium.
I’m trans. Since I was young, I’ve felt that I wasn’t exactly what I was supposed to be gender-wise. I never felt like “one of the boys.” I played sports and enjoyed them, but I never understood my friends and adult men who were fanatics. I enjoyed playing with girls and dolls. I knew I wasn’t “snails and puppy dog tails.” I wanted to be “sugar and spice and everything nice.” I still do.
When I was young, the only places I heard about trans people were on ultra-conservative religious television programs. That anti-trans propaganda back in the 1980s didn’t work. It just let me know that there were other people like me.
I loved dressing up when I was in middle school. I’d do it in secret when I got back home. I was a “latch-key” kid, so I had free time to dress up and feel like myself. I didn’t do that all the time. I enjoyed reading, riding bikes, hiking, and having fun.
In college, I went out dressed up and enjoyed myself. I also found others who were like me. It was a beautiful time.
Now, I’m older. I am on hormones and a testosterone blocker. I dress up at home but fly under the radar in public these days, wearing blue jeans and sweatshirts.
I write about transgender issues and write my legislators. My state legislators never write back, unlike my federal ones. My state legislators sponsor horrible anti-trans bills, so I’m not surprised they are non-responsive. I’ll work with their opponents next election so that we can have elected officials who accepting of everyone in society.
I’m optimistic that times will get better.
I’ve seen the bigoted times in the 1980s against LGBTQIA+ people. I’ve seen legal and societal changes since then. The new generation is less fearful and more accepting. There is always a reaction against positive change. Every civil rights struggle has responses from the fearful side.
Remain joyful and revel in your trans joy!