On Being ‘Trapped’ By My Body - And Reclaiming It

It took Dateline NBC's Hoda Kotb approximately 13 minutes into her segment - on medical treatments for trans kids - to ask 11-year-old trans girl Josie Romero of Tucson, Arizona: “Do you feel trapped in the wrong body?” 

Whenever this question is posed, I find it to be more of a leading statement rather than a true inquiry or invitation for a trans subject to speak about their life experience or outlook on their relationship with their bodies.

Whenever it’s posed it never sits well with me. And here’s why:

http://janetmock.com/2012/07/09/josie-romero-dateline-transgender-trapped-body/

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    Good timing, because just a few minutes earlier I was thinking about how exploring my gender identity has been a process...
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    "After inviting people into my life (I prefer “invite” rather than “come out” because I’ve never hidden who I was a...
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    more quotes from that thing i reblogged earlier it’s good reading
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    Janet nails it once again.
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    Thank you.
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