Hey! My name’s Kale, I’m 16 and my pronouns are he/him/his. I’ve been out since October of 2014, so I’m still settling into how I identify, but as of now I identify myself as male. I’m pre-T and pre- any type of surgery (I’d like to change this, however).
I’m very invested in art, specifically theatre and visual arts. I am very passionate about art for social change and art that people can “see themselves” in. I’m a huge supporter of representation in all forms of art. As a Mexican and Black trans boy, I rarely ever “see myself” in theatre or in the media for that matter. My goals for W2R is to create a safe and inclusive space for trans people of color. I think it’s so valuable to have spaces like this. As of now my aspirations in life are centered around finishing high school and continuing to be involved in activism.
When I was 15 I had a basic understanding of gender. At this time I knew I wanted to present myself as more masculine but had little education about all things trans. Shortly after starting my junior year of high school I began learning more about gender. As soon as I had discovered what being transgender was, I knew I identified as such. Now, I am completely out at school. Recently I came out to my mom, which went amazingly. She wholeheartedly accepts me but is still adjusting to using my correct pronouns and name. I would say the hardest part of being out is that I am the only openly trans boy at my school. Nearly every day I am faced with the uncomfortableness of feeling like an outsider. I have a large support system and an amazing girlfriend of a little over a year. Despite this, it’s very discouraging to not have a trans community outside of tumblr that I can connect with. Luckily, my school and peers have been overall very accepting and I’ve dealt with little to no bullying/discrimination over being trans :-)
My main blog is boykale.tumblr.com, and my photography blog is kaleimage.tumblr.com !