Over the past couple of years that I have been blogging I get small but fairly consistent stream of interview requests for potential stories about retransitioning. Some of these have come from some pretty big names in the news business. I pretty much always agree to do an interview and supposedly some stories have been written but, maybe not so surprisingly, none of them have yet appeared (although a few may still be “in the pipeline.) My media losing streak ended today when Tracy Clark-Flory published a piece on the subject of MTF retransition featuring myself and ThirdwayTrans.
Tracy reached out to me last week and I had a quick chat with her before heading out the door to catch Cheap Trick at the San Diego County Fair (somehow I had never seen them before.) I thumb emailed a few more answers to follow-up questions during the show (Peter Frampton was also on the bill and that was my … ahem … email time) and a clarified a few more things throughout the week and tada … she actually published this week, just as promised. So congrats Tracy for actually doing what so many before you have not done.
I’ll have more to say about it soon (I am on a roll folks … catch me while you can – I’ll be here all week *snark*). This is not entirely easy. In fact it is really fucking scary opening up about such personal stuff and I had a really pensive and anxious weekend. I still feel some of that but I’ll talk more on all that later. For now I’ll say I think Tracy did a nice job of showing how this subject can be talked about in a way that is respectful to all. Please check it out … I have a feeling that not very many people are going to read this.