no doubt various Guardianistas are eating hats tonight as the Mail (imho) came up pretty much trumps.
Yeah a dodgy headline, a little sacharrine in parts, a few small factual blips and the usual writers tricks to make you read things a certain way.
But it was a good positive portrayal of a relationship in the early days of transition.
There were on the website some rather unkind comments…which we expected.
We know about commentards…know most of them write in green ink/only comment when they have an axe to grind/havn’t actually been able to read the story but thought they’d comment anyway.
Some of them even made me laugh.
Others were lovely….as were messages received elsewhere. Including a wonderful one, which i think i read this morning before i even saw the article and it made me cry with relief….for the article to have made such a positive impact on just one person cancels out any number of negative comments from people who aren’t interested in understanding the actual human reality of trans gender.
Cos basically thats the bottom line isn’t it?
Its about people….and there but for the grace of god go any one of us.
Heres the link for anyone who missed it…though i prefer the print copy as the picture they used of me didnt make me cringe quite so much.