I identify with this story so much, Cinderella is my spirit princess. Thankfully I found my Prince(ess) Charming and my Fairy Godmother (who came in the form of my doctor offering the magic of HRT). I even got away from my evil (birth not step) Mother and my wicked Twin Brother who tried to take everything from me.
Watching Harper make such horrible decisions reminded me of how I closeted myself to keep my Mom and my twin brother. Spoiler alert: Closeting myself didn't save me from losing them anyway. It just caused a ton of heart ache and put my relationship with my then girlfriend, now wife, in near jeopardy. Life lesson: Be true to yourself.
Luckily today I'm being true to myself and my bond with my wife is stronger than ever and we've built our own family 👩👩👧🏳️⚧️💖.
As someone who struggles with gender-dysphoria every day this movie filled me both with happiness and fear all at the same time. It's hard to describe what it's like to be one person within your mind and soul and another person externally. The emotions run deep and as you grow older your instinctual desire to protect your inner self becomes paramount and clashes with your desire to be seen as your true self.
I wasn't sure where Vert was going…
Only seemed promising. Everything was eerie and relevant to what is going on now. However by about 19 minutes in Only shows it's ugly side... it's transphobic side. Is transphobia real? Yes. Does it need to be constantly reinforced by media? No. As I've said numerous times Hollywood has a responsibility in regards to the portrayals of people especially those of minorities or marginalized categories. Using the derogatory "T" word further perpetuates it's existence as a derogatory term used to…