Transrodna ilustratorka stekla je veliki broj pratilaca na društvenim mrežama nakon što je odlučila da, kroz seriju kratkih stripova, prikaže proces tranzicije kroz koji je prošla.
🚨PLEASE READ🚨This is part of a serious autobio series I started months back to document my gender transition. I'd only been on hormones for 5 months at this point. ✨June 11th, 2016✨First time for everything. Getting over my fears of being thought of as a man in the lady's room was a very big hurdle. I'm over it.
Dvadesetosmogodišnja Džulija Kej se tokom poslednje decenije selila iz grada u grad sve dok se konačno nije skrasila u Los Anđelesu.
„Sve dok konačno nisam dobila posao u Diznijevom studiju neprekidno sam crtala smešne geg stripove o mojim iskustvima kroz koje sam prolazila“, rekla je Džulija.
🚨PLEASE READ🚨This is part of a serious autobio series I started months back to document my gender transition. I'd only been on hormones for 5 months at this point. ✨June 21st, 2016✨It’s hard to describe how painful it was, to do everything I could to present myself as a woman and yet it wasn’t enough. I didn’t have it in me to correct other people at the time, I was too busy reeling from feeling like I was kicked in the gut. I guess it hurt so much because I was still struggling with my own self-acceptance as a woman, I was very fragile. (If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, check out my Patreon! Link is in bio)
Nije očekivala neke posebne reakcije na ove stripove koje je kačila na Tviteru i Instagramu.
„Da budem iskrena, nisam očekivala ništa posebno od stripova koje sam crtala“, kaže Džulija. „Nadala sam se da će biti korisni nekolicini osoba koje prolaze kroz tranziciju. Međutim, reakcije su bile fantastične. Trans osobe su bile oduševljene što su mogle da čitaju stripove koji su reflektovali njihova iskustva kroz koja su prolazili tokom tranzicije. Trans klinci su mi pisali kako sam im davala nadu u trenucima kada se činilo da je više nemaju.“
🚨PLEASE READ🚨This event happened months ago. ✨June 28th, 2016✨I started the complicated and expensive process of changing my name & legal gender. I have no idea how I got through it all. I couldn’t find a good online list of “do x y and z” to make it and the legal gender change happen so I compared bits of stories from ancient forum threads and spoke to people in my support group to get through it all. I’d recommend a lawyer. As for the security dude, it felt validating at the time to be directly acknowledged as a woman in public (this was the first time it had happened) but at the same time I don't want my appearance commented on by a stranger like that. Let alone in a government building where I just want to conduct my business. —–If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, I have a Patreon link in my bio. Thanks!—–
Nada se da će skupiti dovoljno stripova da ih objavi i u papirnoj formi.