After transitioning, Jasper Joyner makes peace with their resemblance to their late father.
Really wonderful to have a trans story in this space. It’s been over 15 years since I transitioned, and I think a lot about the ways I’ll age and how I’ll experience elder care. I’m happy to see more stories like this, although 32 isn’t quite an “oldster”, ha!
So much love and inspiration in this piece! Thanks for writing :)
Moving story. Thank you for sharing it.
Good on them for penning an emotive truthful piece!💞
It can be a challenge when you are the spitting image of one of your parents..
What a powerful and poignant read!
Beautiful. What a cool gift, that resemblance.
Beautiful. Inside and out.
Deeply moving - what a terrific post. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wonderful writing, beautiful expression. Thank you.
This is beautiful.
I’m moved by the fear and the honesty in this, and by loving reckoning you’ve had with your father, his image, his influence. You’ve done the bravest reckoning of all, and I imagine he would be (or is) damn proud of you. Thank you for letting us in on this inspiring story.
Just gorgeous writing, sigh 💕
Wow. What a beautiful tribute both to your late father and to yourself. It is a travesty that we, as a society, made you resist, rather than embrace, being that brilliant, vibrant, carbon copy of your beloved father that you so obviously are. And it is a testament to your strength and courage that you found your way there in spite of the cruel and relentless anti-trans bigotry that we, as a nation, continue to embrace. May you continue to see both your father and your true self when you look in the mirror!