We have a non-discrimination policy for our classes which is printed in our brochure and previously read “[we don’t discrminiate] on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status.” I’d asked my boss before about including gender identity on the list (after praising him for including sexual orientation) and never heard back, so I assumed he hadn’t done it and I’d have to bug him again before the next session.
But today we got the brochure proof and low-and-behold: “[we don’t discrminiate] on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status.” (Emphasis added.)
It’s pretty neat to feel like you’ve made a difference, even a little one.
Yes, I’m at work right now. But I’m running payroll and there’s a lot of waiting for the checks to print, so I don’t feel too guilty about posting…
I’m talking online with MG and mentioned I’m continuing to be stressed/unhappy becuase I feel like i’m in a holding pattern with the transition. She said, “Well what else do you have left to do? Maybe if you break it up into all of the steps it would be easier just to do it one by one, than to think about all of it.”
So lets try. This list isn’t in any particular order…
- Start using R instead of J with everyone in my life.
- Right now I’m using it with close friends and my mom
- Shift my wardrobe toward womens’ clothing
- I’ve done a little in this regard, but I really get panic-y when trying to shop. I need to find a shopping buddy…stupid friends living in other states…
- More hair removal
- I need to do some touchup stuff on facial hair, some more major eyebrow work, and crazy major body hair work
That can’t possibly be it, can it? I mean, I also have things like
- Think of myself as female
- Figure out a new signature
- Figure out a new handwriting
- Change my voice
But I feel like those are a little different. I dunno, maybe not. They just feel more mental that physical…