Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.
Exactly! I have no problem w/drag culture (just people who are simultaneously drag performers AND transphobic assholes), but I’m not part of it, and I never have been. Before transition, I dabbled in crossdressing, but was always left empty and unsatisfied by the experience- I didn’t want to dress like a woman… I WAS a woman.(via jramonap)