Honestly at this point I’m tired. I’m tired of living a double life. At home my parents the people whole raised me. The people who give me everything I want don’t know who I am. I am a non-binary trans men. My pronouns are he/they. It so hard to be come home to a space where it feels like it’s a lie. I’m outside with my friends being my authentic self. I feel the love and acceptance. On the train ride home, I lose my confidence and soon as I walk into that door it’s all gone. I flip a switch and I’m completely different person. I’m getting called by the wrong pronoun. The consent miss gender. I get asked a lot why not just tell them. Tell them how? They were raised in a different time plus my religion doesn’t allow it. My parent prays 5 times a day and I even try to question it I’ll get lectured. They have said it many times it wrong, whenever they see people of the LGBTQ+ community. So, day after day I life this double life because I can’t lose the people I care about the most. Part of me does wonder why I am seeking acceptance from people who won’t get it when I do tell. Honesty I don’t know why I’m seeking approve from my parent. Maybe I just don’t want to disappoint them. Maybe it’s because they’ve giving me anything I want, and I don’t want to lose what they have for me right now. I know my time will come so for now I wait patiently
Professor: Jessica Penner
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM – 1 PM. I’ll be available through Zoom and will send an invitation via email that you should keep all semester. Try to join my meeting at the start of the hour, not at the end—since I may be talking to other students or have another appointment after the hour is up. If those times don’t work with your schedule, we can schedule a different time. This means you’ll have to schedule an appointment in advance via email. I suggest you have multiple times in mind, since your schedule may not mesh with mine!
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