[VIDEO] Lexie talks about Explaining Yourself. [ASL & subtitles]

257LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In this short video in ASL (American Sign Language) and English subtitles, Lexie (Courtney O’Donnell) addresses the matter of explaining yourself and answering questions.

Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexieCannes/videos/vb.1246261556/10215113370008073/

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjdbAK9YBsUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq0TCFojssw

Transcript:

Hello, my name is Lexie.

Today, I want to talk about “explaining yourself”.

This is something you may often feel obligated to do when people ask about how and why you “decided” to be trans, even if you prefer not to answer.

There is no obligation to respond. Perhaps say “I am trans” and no more.

Some loved ones, or close friends you may wish to share details with — but only if you want to,

Other people, like your co-workers, people in social settings, there’s no obligation to answer personal questions. You also need not feel guilty for not answering their questions..

There are people unaware that asking such private questions of you is rude! For example, if you asked them a question relating to their sexual activity, it would be socially rude behavior. Likewise, they should not ask the same of you. Decline to answer.

Of course, people are curious of some aspects of being trans — what’s it like? How do we have sex? And so on. For those questions, tell them they can Google what they want to know on the internet.

Remember, you don’t have to explain yourself, your decision or apologize for being transgender.

Thanks for watching, see you next time, rock on and love to all of you!

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Lexie talks about “passing:” https://lexiecannes.com/2017/10/05/video-lexie-talks-about-passing-asl-subtitles/

Staying alive: https://lexiecannes.com/2017/11/23/video-lexie-talks-about-staying-alive-asl-subtitles/


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Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate

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