I am an emotional human. I cry when I listen to sad songs. I listened to a whole album by Anthony Rapp the other day called Without You, which was about the musical RENT, and I bawled like a baby at the point where he was singing about his mum dying. I also get ridiculously happy at times and can’t stop laughing. I get inundated with infatuation for new beaus, and old ones. I am human. I get emotional.
Not because I am trans.
I do find it very frustrating to be told that I am just over emotional. I get it a lot, because I stand up for trans and non-binary people. More than once I have been told that I am just too touchy, that I am not being realistic, that I can’t expect people to get it right. I get told that I need to think realistically as I am just too emotional.
No. It doesn’t work like that.
I am emotional, sure. But I am not too emotional because I am trans, or around trans stuff. I stand up for injustice, I make a point of saying that things are wrong when they are. That is not a crime. That is not to say I want to be a ‘special snowflake’, it doesn’t mean that I want to be seen as something special that needs to be protected above all else. It just means that I exist, as do my trans and non-binary siblings, and no matter who or where we are, we need to be protected like every other human on the planet.
Emotions are a natural human feature, not everyone experiences them the same way, but we all have them.
This is more of a rant than an educational post, I hope you will excuse the intermission in my posts for this, but I needed to get it out.
I am not overly emotional. I am just an emotional human, but no more than others. Being trans doesn’t affect that.