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Finally let myself be completely naked in the women's locker room, and it was so incredibly liberating.
So, I've been super open about my transition - am openly trans at work, I talk about being trans with strangers, and I share a lot online - but the women's, locker room has been the one place where I have hidden my identity, that is, until today.
Ispend a lot of time at the gym - I'm there every day but I have always either gone back to my apartment to shower or wrapped myself in a towel and changed quickly in the corner.
It is so not like me to behave this way; I love my body and I am very comfortable with it, and while countless girls walk around the locker room naked, I felt like I couldn't, even though I wanted to, because I have a penis.
Well, today, I finally said, "fuck it," took off my clothes after my workout, and walked naked to the showers, After I was done, I got ready in front of the mirror naked as well. I definitely received a couple of disapproving looks, but no one said anything.
It was so incredible to not feel ashamed of my body and just go about my business as I normally would at home.
Llive in Manhattan and work out at a gym in Soho, so I figured that this is as safe a place as any to push the envelope. I'm not sure how this will play out, but lam tired of behaving like I don't deserve to be comfortable in the locker room that I pay for just like everyone else.