Following comments from Rachel and Chrissy (thanks girls), I got to thinking (as one does). I don’t know about the rest of the blogging gang, but I come here to write and let off steam or to talk about things I cannot talk about with others. Like the rest of you I do have a life (no, really) outside of the wardrobe mirror, but I always hold back on what I post.
You see I have this fear that one day someone reading this will put 2 and 2 together and go ‘Holy gender divergence Batman, that’s [blah] from work/pub/school’. I know there is a risk in posting here, anyone who really knows me will see links between my trans-life (if that is a word) and my real life. It’s not to say that trans thing isn’t real, but I don’t tell you everything. I don’t say who I live with (although there are hints), what my other hobbies are (Ed: check your profile you numpty) or where I work. Of course, not having a photo (or two) online would probably help, but I’m trans and that’s what we do. Crazy, I know. 🙂
My other ‘thing’ – or is it fear? – is my family and friends’ right to privacy. I never mention there names, not because I don’t care about them (I do dearly) but because I’d like to give them some anonymity at least. I know that kinda goes against point one, because if someone can guess who I am, they may know my social circle. Still, at least damage may be limited.
So, there you go. That’s why I don’t tell always tell you what I get up to outside of the TG microcosm. Perhaps this blog would be a little richer if it did. To someone outside of the TG world, perhaps it would give a better view on how we live. Most of the time I bumble along though life with the same fun and games as the next person, it’s just that I have this element to me (like others do) that makes me think it’s fun to dress up like a woman. Heh, it may even be a little more balanced because as this blog is so TG focused it makes me look very singular and yeah, while being TG is more about just clothes (as some of us know and accept) there is a little more to me than frocks, slap and a good night out with the girls.
[ Today’s lyric – The Truth by Clawfinger. Always a hit at weddings that one. 🙂 ]