Something amazing happened today.
I was getting my eyes checked at my
Eye doctors appointment
And the guy doing my field test
Went on this long adorable rant
About how all men and women have about the same face height
But that they schedule them alternately
So he has to switch all day
Between man height and female height
Over and over and over again
I was like
Lol buddy okay
I feel like peoples faces are just different idk man
Thanks for telling me my face is a man’s
I wanted so badly to say something about how
Gender affirming this was, or about how
It’s the same length as it was before testosterone
Something amazing happened
I just smiled, laughed
And let it roll off me
I didn’t think he was an asshole or a weirdo —
I thought he was a nice guy
Making small talk
About something that doesn’t affect me.
It was amazing
Any previous point in my life and I would have been
Upset, triggered, existential for the rest of the day
Worried about my fucking face shape
I’m just like
Lol —buddy you crazy!!
Thanks for your help, have a nice day.
This must be what it’s like to be at peace in your own skin,
What a great measure of progress, I’d say.