Tuesday, 13 November 2007
One Tanyarat Jirapatpakon won the Miss International Queen 2007, yesterday I believe.
Now I’m not sure what to say on this matter. Yes it’s good that transsexuals are fine with getting out there and strutting their stuff, but at the same time it isn’t exactly building the image of transsexuals on nothing more than either ‘dudes in frocks’ or ‘flamboyant beauty queens’. The thing is there are good hard working transsexuals out there but many of them choose to remain secretive about their past life. I was thinking about this when I was trying to think of a role model, who I wanted to look up to as somebody that has battled through everything I’m feeling and has come through with a smile still intact. But I really couldn’t think of anyone. There are no mainstream transsexual celebrities that I know about. Ok there was Nadia off a big brother a few years ago, but what did she do, really? She won Big Brother, good, but not great. She was only in there because being transsexual is ‘weird’. I bet that’s what the organisers were thinking at the start.
What I want is someone who has worked up from the bottom and become something big. She would have a large company of her own, or run websites or something like that. She’d be worthy of a spot-light. Whatever it is she does, she would have to be likeable, ie she didn’t come across as ‘a bit of a freak’. She’s got to just seem normal, so that people would not care that she were transsexual, and she’d just accept her for who she is. That way transsexualism would be more widely accepted, I’m sure of it. Transsexualism isn’t just a path to looking either really manly, or really flamboyant. It is a life choice that does not affect the professionalism of the person.
People have said that I should consider modelling. Well first off, right now it’s difficult, but secondly there’s that whole thing of not just being famous for looking good. I would like to be a future role-model for transgendered folk. I don’t know how likely that is, probably pretty slim, but never-the-less it’s a target to aim for. But I feel that I need to be everything I just said about. I need to be successful in my own right rather than just being born a guy. I don’t want people to remember me by that. I want people to remember me as a successful woman who happens to be transsexual.
I hope I got my point across tonight, I tried not to blow my own trumpet, so I hope it didn’t come across like I did. This is one of my life goals, I just thought I’d share it with you. As for what I’m going to do to be successful in my own right, I don’t know. I’ll just have to play around with different things, see how I adapt. I know I enjoy writing, photography, and music, but those are more hobbies than anything else. I have been interested in advertising and marketing though. I think that might be something good to get into.
Anyway, I’ve started rambling, so I’ll stop.