‘Kind of Like a Transformer’
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Gender identification can be tricky–even a little uncomfortable. Maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Recently, Day Walker, a local resident, was approached by a young boy with questions.
Walker relates what happened:
While in the waiting area at St Joseph’s on Friday, I noticed there was a young boy – maybe 7 or 8 years old – staring at my boots and the chain hanging off my jeans.
He approached me…He was so adorable – and his Mom was going to tell him to ‘leave people alone’ – but I glanced over at her and gave her a wink like ‘it’s ok, I don’t mind’…and this is how the conversation went:
Him: Are you a boy or a girl?
Me: Neither, but I suppose I’ve been both.
Him: [S]o kind of like a Transformer?
Me: Yeah, kind of like a Transformer….
Walker calls this interaction “one of the top Priceless moments I’ve ever had.”