I guess today is the day my story starts.
Today, I got a letter in the mail from my high school that let me know which advisory, or homeroom, I’ll be spending freshman year in.
I don’t know the teacher, and I can’t find any information about her apart from the fact that she teaches Modern and Classical Languages. To be honest, I’m not sure what that means. My best guess is that she teaches world languages like Spanish and French. My high school has a ton of options. I’ll be taking Year 3 Level 4 Spanish, which is the highest a freshman can take.
We’ll call her Ms. B.
My mom is not supportive of me as a nonbinary trans kid. She takes every opportunity to misgender me, calling me by birth name, she, her daughter. She just throws a whole hissy fit every time I talk to her about it. Luckily, I’ll be away from her for a good five weeks starting soon as I’ll be away at camp.
Anyway, I sent Ms. B an email as soon as I could introducing myself and explaining that I was genderfluid, and what that meant, and what she could do to support me (ex. Learn my pronouns, I’ll be Xe/Xyr/Xyrs instead of my preferred Sie/Hir/Hirs for the sake of ease for other people), and just some other random things about me that I thought my advisory teacher should know. The whole email was kinda (very) long-winded, but I won’t have access to the Internet starting very soon and decided to get everything relevant in in one burst instead of telling her everything and expecting her to learn a whole new set of pronouns in the two days between when I get back and when school starts up.
Once I get the letter that tells me my schedule, I’ll send essentially the same email with much less detail and much less about me to all of my teachers. Maybe I won’t get the opportunity to od that before I get disconnected from the internet. In that case, I’ll give my friend Sam the username and password to my email and type up a draft of what I want to say for her to send to the correct addresses. I trust her to do that.
I haven’t gotten a response to my original letter yet, mostly because I only sent it about an hour ago, but if I can I’ll post how my advisor feels about my situation.
It should be known that my school has gender-segregated homerooms. None of them are coed. There are only girls and boys homerooms. I think that’s kind of outdated, but I’m not ready to launch some whole campaign. Mostly I just want to be able to be myself and not have to pretend I’m a girl.
TL, DR: I sent my new homeroom teacher an email saying I was genderfluid. Still waiting for response right now.