Tangled Web

Deceptions of a transgender guy

City


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Illusion

I love illusions. From the David Copperfield extravagant stage kind, to simple optical illusions in pictures. Maybe because I want to cling to my child-self wonder of the real existence of magic. Continue reading

Virtual reality


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Virtual reality

Escapism:
The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy: virtual reality offers a form of escapism.” 

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City skyline at night


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Looking for America

“I don’t know how to be a girl. And I sure don’t know how to be a boy. And after thirty-seven years of trying to be male and over eight years of trying to be female, I’ve come to the conclusion that neither is really worth all the trouble. And it made me think. A lot of people think it is worth the trouble. And that made me think. Why? Why do people think it’s worth all that trouble to be a man? Why do people think it’s worth all that trouble to be a woman? … I want to say tell me! Tell me what it’s like!” ~ Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein (1994 edition).

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

“The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when…” *

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Chrysalis


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Chrysalis

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.
Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t you
so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
~ Unknown”

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Dead end road sign


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Conundrum

what if i had cancer? i ask
will you let me have chemo?
yes, she says
why? i ask
because i don’t want to lose you

i am trans. i have dysphoria, i say
will you let me take T?
no, she says
why not? i ask
because i don’t want to lose you

but you can go ahead and take it, she says
and then? I ask
you will lose me