Hello World, Indeed

Hi, I am Hannah.

I haven’t always been Hannah. I was Michael for a while. Well, for my whole life, but that’s another story.

Now I’m Hannah. I recently came out as a transgender woman.

I think you’re supposed to come out to friends and family through a series of intimate, awkward conversations. I didn’t do that. I used the nuclear option for coming out: I did it on my podcast. Then through all the social media promotion around the episode.

I don’t know why I did it that way, or why I did it at all. It wasn’t something I’d planned on doing any time soon. If ever. But then over the course of a few days, the idea took hold and I just went with it.

I would say I was nervous about it, but I didn’t really have time to be. Which was probably for the best. But I have to say that telling the whole world at once turned out to be a good idea. Like ripping off a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage, or a strip of hairy wax.

I know it’s not something everyone can do, but the option was there for me, so I took advantage of it.

This lovely, innocent picture started it all.

First (public) pic of Hannah

I posted that on the podcast site when I missed an episode. I said, “Okay, stay glamorous. As you can see, I’m doing my part.”

I guess I expected someone to say something snarky or insulting, but no one did. Maybe the lack of a negative response encouraged me to spill the beans, as the kids say. I really don’t know.

All I know is the podcast was published less than a week ago, so this is all very fresh. I mean, the other people knowing part. Not the glamorous part. That’s been in there all my life.

I have a couple of other blogs, the podcast, all the social media accounts, but I don’t want them all to become a big trans-fest, so here we are. Off in a quiet corner. This is where I’ll talk about what’s what, what’s happening, what happened. All the what’s.

One comment

  1. I think this is a great idea the document the situation as it unfolds and your feelings as they arise. I hope you keep this bloggie up and running during the course of your transition, as it is hella inspiring. You inspire me regarding so many things. You always have and always will. I love you so much it’s kind of unbelievable! I think I love you bunches one day, then the next day, I’ll love you even more! How can that be? (I’ll ask myself.) I don’t know, but you somehow manage to make me fall in love with you over and over and over again. What an amazing woman you are. I am so proud to call you my girlfriend and life partner. Thank you a billion times over.

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