I once read a quote somewhere, that you never really stop coming out. There’s always someone who didn’t know that you now have to have this conversation with. A friend, a family member, a coworker, a potential lover, it can be pretty exhausting at times and at this point in the game, it’s hard to remember who exactly knows and who doesn’t. Before I realized fully and consciously I was trans, coming out was something that wasn’t so much a necessity, as just a confirmation of what people already suspected. I have always been feminine so most people drew conclusions about me as soon as they met me, and so in that respect, coming out was more for my sake than theirs.
But even though now I feel like I’m finally living my authentic life, I still find myself coming out to people, mostly doctors and now with starting Laser Hair Removal. The important people in my life, know, and have known for some time. But it’s difficult to remember sometimes who really knows, because I’ve told them, and who I just think knows because I can’t keep track anymore. I should just hand out fliers.