“It’s a wild ride, this life”: Two RC trans* men sit down for a (virtual) cup of coffee (27:06) April 19, 2021
13 years and a whole lexicon apart, and yet, so much in common. RC first year student Rellian deGraaf and RC alum Emmett Findley ‘07 explore “queer time”, the differences between stealth and passing, being weighed down by wearing the mantle of queer ambassador, and what makes a “queer space”. Where do trans men learn how to be in the world - from friends, from well-adjusted adults? What’s it like being a trans*parent? And what can young trans* people keep in mind when coming out to themselves? If this topic is newer to you, get a briefer on the trans* experience, - and if not, just enjoy the company.
Rellian deGraaf is finishing his first year of undergraduate study at the University of Michigan Residential College. He is from Grand Rapids, MI and is planning to study environmental sciences.