In some ways, trans folk are much like indie bands. Some arrive on the scene, do a few gigs and disappear. You wonder where they went and what they’re up to now. Perhaps the everyday struggle against the daily grind wears them down and they simply give up. Occasionally bands will re-surface with a slightly different line-up, but you know you’ve heard these guys before.
The odd few may persevere and make the jump into the mainstream; shifting from My Space to the Big Leagues. Media appearances aren’t unknown and other indie bands may be looking up to them for inspiration (or if they’re ego-centric, knock them down).
A rarer few will shift sound completely and transition to a different musical state. Of those, some will never loose their indie roots, while others will leave them far behind, now concentrating on moving on with their life.
Change is Constant
So why the previous vignette? This week I’ve seen a few TG folk slip from the radar and others shift from TV to TS. Jo is taking a break from blogging about her life. Connie has decided to ease up on the TG lifestyle and find where she fits in the grand scheme of things. At some point you do have to switch off and take stock. I can dig that. On the other side of the coin, Chrissy’s taking a different path altogether. I wish them all good luck.