In speaking of her time as a closeted transgender person, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! has said, “It’s a feeling of great existential dread. Peripherally, being aware of the way you are in your body and feeling cognizant of the fact that I’m male – like looking down and seeing male features – and feeling, internally, ‘but I’m not’. You feel a detachment, and you feel hyper-aware of everything that’s around you.”
To explore more issues of transgender culture through fiction, click here.