From August last year :o| (Note, photo1 is my profile pic. I'll upload the other shortly)
After so much pressure from everyone, I've finally caved in. Here are two photos. They are not good quality and I'm so very nervous about publishing them.
I've avoided posting photos to date for three reasons:
The first reason, and most important one, is that I don't want to project an image which enables people to label me. Let me explain. I know a lot of people, friends, family, associates. They knew/know me as a person (notice the non-gender assertion there?). People know me in terms of thoughts, connections and feelings, not images or visual expectations. Everyone who knows me has a mental image of what I look like on the outside though. Obviously, posting photos challenges everyone's mental image of who I am. I fear that putting up photos will just blur that image into a version of the person you have a mental image of.
All I can really say right now is that I really hope you don't look for the male image of me that you have your head. Instead, look at me for who I really am. I know images are an important part of life, but sometimes, what we thought was black, was actually white. If you must look, please look at me now and don't try to find the male you knew. I'm not there anymore.
Reason number two. I am a complete perfectionist and totally vain. If I can't look even half-way good then I don't want to look anything. These two photos are the best of many. No Photoshop or anything. Just a little bit of makeup. Thats it. The biggest part of reason number two is that I just don't want to appear ugly or strange or abnormal.
Three. I wanted to wait for a special ocassion and get some really cool snaps but the two events
that I was supposed to attend both got cancelled. So, I promised I'd post photos and I've had to be true to my word. After all, this is all about being honest.
I'd welcome any feedback you have - I know, they're not great but for now, its all I have sorry.
So anyway, thats about it for this post. Lee, I know my best assets are my legs but none of the photos came out very well :o) Sorry honey. Next time.