(wow, it’s all pouring out at the moment…)
I’ve just begun watching the Japanese anime of Hourou Musuko (originally a manga serial – known in English as Wandering Son). It’s about a boy and a girl in Japanese middle school who are both transgender, and how that pans out for them with their friends, family, classmates – you know, in actual life.
I was in no way expecting it to have the impact on me that it is having.
The reason why it’s having such a powerful effect is because both of them are there. I’m still trying to get the hang of this, but the woman I am is desperate not to be forced to be feminine, so having these two in the series help each other really moves me. I want to be an adventurer, explorer, performer, someone strong… Amelia Earhart was one of my childhood heroes (using that word in a broad, gender-free way). So was Xena, and now it’s Heather Peace. So here they all are, in their glory :).