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The Emotional Labour of Being Openly Trans

Emotional labour is the mental effort required to do something or be something. To be trans, to be openly trans is a lot of emotional work sometimes.

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Shaking it Out/Coming Out

Exhilarating and occasionally terrifying, coming out as a transgender woman has left me feeling unburdened.

As I type this it is the eve before I out myself to my co-workers, which includes almost 90 municipal professionals ranging from equipment operators, to finance administrators, social workers, clerks, cops, firefighters, planners, engineers a collection of elected local officials and more. I’ll also have to send a press release of sorts to local media contacts.