A wonderful day out – and i do mean OUT – on Friday.
My first ever business meeting “in role”. Nervous, but bearable. Then a long train journey home.
Sitting opposite a woman with whom i struck up a conversation. we turned to trans matters – obvious, really, given i was wearing a skirt. Some usual questions: some perceptive ones.
Then she started talking about her personal life. Very open. Co-incidence?
After all, i’ve always found women easy to talk to, men difficult. But this felt like a level of openness i’d never known before. Ever.
Strange – and also ever so slightly humbling. Like there is a whole world out there just beyond the one i thought i knew. In it, women talk about things in ways i’d never guessed.
Do i now have honorary membership? Or is it just that i no longer pose any sort of threat, having ceased to identify with being male?
i shall keep my ears open.