Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

On the encouragement of my group session, I am starting to write in you. It felt like a girlie thing to do. The psychologist said I could call it a journal, a record, or any else if I wanted, but let's face it: you are a diary. I'm only doing this because the group has really helped so far. I don't know how I would've coped with the Great Shift without the support group. It's for those of us stuck in very different situations. Sometimes I meet with others who have changed gender, and sometimes I meet with others who have changed race. Today, the small group I was with was all white men who are now Asian women...myself obviously included. I know things like gender and race shouldn't matter. I used to think they didn't, until mine got changed! It's weird to cope with; it's weird to feel like your identity is totally different yet still realize you feel who you've always been inside. Supposedly this diary is to help us deal with that somehow.

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