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.
About three and a half months ago I started Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), the effects are starting to assert themselves.
From about the time I could walk until about one year ago I used the men’s washroom in public spaces and that meant urinals. That’s all changed for me and it’s been great.
A week ago I turned 29 my next birthday will be 30, it’s a milestone never thought I would reach.
Taking over public space for a day or more to celebrate love and acceptance is something that needs to happen everywhere.
How do you respond when you find out someone is trans?
It’s with great excitement today that I am officially informing people professionally that I am transgender.