when i knew #8.

by Michael King

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“I came out of the womb belting musical theatre tunes, and to save ourselves the stereotypes, I promise this is not headed in THAT direction. Imagine at four years old I am singing in my living room ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from South Pacific, I look to my parents and say, ‘I cannot wait to marry a girl just like Nellie.’

“My parents, unlike some, did not find this idea cute. They squashed the idea, ‘You cannot do that! You are BOTH girls.” Interestingly, this was news to me – as I had never and will never view myself as female. Yet, here I am, 24 years old living as I have always seen myself – the leading man.

– B