THIS IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING THIS COMIC: this is part of a serious autobio series I started months back to document my gender transition. These took place months ago. I’d only been on hormones for 5 months.
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 (this was the first time it happened) but at the same time: ugh.
Julia’s never been good at making friends. She’s loud, abrasive, and never knows how to say things the right way. She knows.
It’s meant to be an olive branch of sorts, asking Alex about Maggie. Alex’s…..friendship with Maggie is the only thing she knows about her.
It is, apparently, the wrong thing to lead with because Alex seems to shut down. She doesn’t give anything more than brief, vague answers and when she rushes off the moment the bell rings, Julia thinks she’s going to have to count this as another loss. The other teachers brush past her and she lets out a long breath.
She watches them retreat and she bites her bottom lip.
Way to go, she thinks to herself, you scared off another one.
She sighs to herself. One day she won’t fuck this up, won’t scare a potential friend away.
there is a good chance she did, yeah. hence my ‘wait and see’ attitude. we know they love to bask in the attention (and i wouldn’t put it past them to send anons again, just like last year), the silence on their social media accounts is quite funny if you ask me. they’re trying to act coy when in reality they just have nothing to show for it. it’s not like it’d be the first time. but i also don’t have the time and strength to be anxious about any of this, i have a stressful job, i have other stuff to take care of in my personal life, so whatever happens happens and then i’ll react. maybe i’ve just been here too long, i don’t know but i’m not playing these people’s games anymore.