Friday, May 20, 2011

From Boy to Girl -- A Mixie Identity Story with a Twist

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Since somebody thinks I spread a little too much doom and gloom here on the Meltingpot, I wanted to share this inspiring story from the pages of Marie Claire magazine. It's the story of how magazine editor Janet Mock, decided to make the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery as a 18-year-old fresh out of high school. Since everyone is talking about Chaz, formerly known as Chastity, Bono's recent gender switch, I found it refreshing to read about somebody who's not a celebrity going through the same process. Also, Ms. Mock had her surgery ten years ago, so we can witness her happy ending.

To read her story in Marie Claire, you can buy the June issue, or check it out here online. I think Mock is in the process of writing a book about her experiences which I will definitely want to read.

If you read the article, let me know what you think. I'm listening.



Ernessa T. Carter said...

I loved that story. I'm so glad she found the support she needed and was able to begin living her true life at such a young age. Thanks for posting!

Temple said...

Such a courageous & determined woman. This is an uplifting story & I'm definitely passing it on.

Thanks for sharing.

LT said...

Ernessa and Temple,
You're both very welcome.

Be said...

This was a very inspiring piece. Thanks for posting it.