Coming out and transitioning can be hard. It can be hard knowing what you want and how you feel when there are so many other things in your life pulling you in every direction. I want to tell you today that it’s okay to not be a hundred percent sure of every step of your transition. That’s normal. Most of us have felt that at one time or another (whether that be about transitioning or other aspects of our life). So why do we expect it to be any different when it comes to our gender and decisions we make on it?
Please remember to stay strong, listen to yourself, and always do what’s best for you!
Hey you guys! I guess I never officially told any of my followers but I’m a trans male. I’m just saying this so you guys know. I have never come out on the internet before like this so it feels weird. But hi you guys I go by he/him pronouns.
if your idea of a transgender man is a skinny, white 14 year old wearing a binder with a dyed undercut and a fucking flowercrown then you’re transphobic
if you call trans men ‘soft boys’ ‘sweet babies’ or anything in the: ‘uwu my little boys’ ‘sweeties’ ‘kids’ ‘boys’ category then you really need to re-evaluate how you see transgender people. we aren’t all children and young teens. transgender adults exist, transgender elders exist, and besides that, don’t you think teens and kids deserve a little more respect?
trans men are a diverse group of people who dont have to conform to your weirdly specific idea of what a trans man is.
we aren’t all thin, prepubescent, white people with cutesy tumblr aesthetics.
grow up and stop with the condescending attitude towards transgender men
Jelanii Kabita has dedicated his life to two simple principles: authenticity and dance. As his body syncs to the music, the boombox tattoo scrawled across his stomach dances along with each downbeat. It’s immediately clear that he was made to move.
“I dance to be free,” Kabita told Mic in an in-studio interview. “I dance to eat. I dance to live. I guess I perform dance to show other people that there’s other ways to express what’s going on inside of you.”
Kabita set himself on a path to freedom early on, after experiencing a rocky childhood in Kingston, New York. The 23-year-old first came out as bisexual to his mother in middle school. From that moment on, he endured severe abuse and was ultimately forced out of his home and into foster care. After finding his way to New York City, he found a sense of identity and belonging within the dance community.
Now, Kabita is the leader and founder of the Raiders of Concrete, a street dance crew composed of dancers from several different countries and backgrounds. Mic sat down with Kabita, who shared that he came out as transgender two years ago, and learned more about the story that brought him to where he is today. Read our interview with Jelanii.