trans pride, cis dude masculinity thoughts 

Seeing those Elliott Page photos makes me wish I'd worn tank tops 20 years ago when I looked more like he does.
And more generally, been comfortable with masculinity as this thing I could construct affirmatively for myself rather than simply being born into.

trans pride, cis dude masculinity thoughts 

The "point" of trans masc life and joy is entirely what my brothers make of it. But I must say I am grateful to be able to observe it from an (admittedly privileged) remove, because that process of deliberate construction has taught me so much more about what kind of man I want to be than all the posturing, violence, insecurity, that economy of unearned respect, etc that I experienced immersed in cis masculinity growing up.

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