Monday, 6 August 2012

Transgender Olympics

I was watching the 10,000m final on Sunday night and thought this is like a metaphor for me a person who is transgender.
For most of the race all the runners stay in a tight group, not drawing attention to themselves. Sound familiar? Every so often one runner will break free and then retreat into the pack to blend in again. This goes on for most of the race. Then bang with 2 laps to go, a few break free of the group and run to their goal of a medal and a life changing moment in history.
I have seen and read that some of us, are like sprinters, we decide and transition as fast as possible. For others, it is like a hurdles race with barriers in the way or even a steeplechase, with possible falls along the way. But the final outcome is the same, a medal of becoming who we are.
I hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics, it really is inspiring to us all.