Saturday, June 4, 2016

Corey Maison

Don't worry, I have no intention of turning my blog into a social commentary or anything of the sort. Let's face it, I'm not qualified nor am I terribly interested in joining the cacophony of people all trying to out shout each other these days. Still, I'm going to share this video along with a simple observation. I don't care where you stand on the concept of the transgender; anyone that can look at the sheer joy and happiness in young Corey Maison's eyes and feel that she does not have the right to exist, sucks.

I can remember going to bed at night when I was 6 and 7 and wishing and praying that I would wake up as a girl, but of course this was the real world and that doesn't happen. I grew up pretty much hating myself and feeling utterly "wrong" in ways that I can't even really describe. Never felt like one of the guys, and clearly wasn't one of the girls either, so I just settled for being seriously depressed for the vast majority of my life. So much has been learned since the 1960's and 1970's when I grew up, and we now know so much more about the topic. For young Corey and countless other children like her these days, they don't have to go through this painful incongruity. They can live normal and happy lives, where they feel like a complete and whole human being. That is, they don't have to suffer unless other people choose to make them suffer. So how about the human race just decides to act like grownups?

Now - about this video. Lots of people comment on how pretty she is. Yes, she is pretty, but the world is full of pretty girls, so that is not reason enough to love this video. What I adore about this video is the sheer joy in her eyes - the over whelming happiness. Instead of growing up all wound around the axle about who she is, and tied up in knots inside of herself, she is joyful and free. Fly Corey - fly for all of us that can not.

Oh, and just for the record, at 14 years old, no youngun, you can not wear high heels to the grocery store. . .




7 comments:

  1. Nice video, glad you posted it. If you are still in Indiana let me know I'd love to chat with you again.

    dana

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  2. Hi Kim,

    Great video, glad Corey is keeping to the positive side and has parental support.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Mandy

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  3. My thoughts exactly. I still go to bed most nights wishing for that same miracle. I am so happy for Corey. She has a rough road but will preserve with her attitude showing strong.
    If I had been born in this day and age instead of being the "old lady" of today, I too would get on with my transition journey and too h--- with what others think and say.

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  4. I know EXACTLY how she felt, and how you feel. She was very lucky to have supportive parents, and to have access to information. My generation had neither.

    I'm so happy HER generation does. Maybe the sacrifices we make/made are making a difference...

    Oh, and Kim, as an American, you are qualified to comment on our politics. After all, you served this country. How many of the Haters and Screamers can say that? Too few...

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  5. thanks for video Kim, the signs were a good way to get it across.
    Also good to see 'signs' of you too!

    There will always be pockets of resistance, but in general we are making head way.
    As you said Sophie her generation will have it better compared to ours and your right with our collective spirit we will support the next generations and hope they don't have to experience what we had to endure.

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  6. hopefully these youngins' will have it easier than we did. i just read an article about 3 teens who describe being gender fluid and they take it one day at a time dressing ether fem or masculine according to how they feel in the morning. i often wish i could have the strength to do this every day ( although i get to do this a lot more than the average transgender cd)

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