“I had to grow a second set of balls,” she said.
I couldn’t stop laughing when she said that.
Although I don’t plan on having GRS in the foreseeable future, I couldn’t help but marvel at the strength and courage us transgender people go through (surgery or no surgery), in order to live our daily lives.
Some of us are clocked visually every day, and need to have enormous resilience and strength to endure the baggage of other people thrown upon us, due to our very presence triggering their own shit that they refuse to deal with and blame us for causing them to feel.
Some of us have families and spouses prior to our transition that come along inevitably for the educational and difficult ride.
Most of us have to face the hassle of legal document changes and coming out to work and old bosses for professional references.
And further yet, some of us are assaulted or killed when we are out shopping for food or on a date.
So yes, despite TBB “losing” her balls due to GRS, she absolutely hit home with the statement: “When I grew my second set of balls…”
Kudos to all the transgender people out there who have the courage and stamina to face the world as their true selves every day.
Yes, it does take balls of steel, sometimes even a second pair are needed.