Naked Truth #4 – Why is Jo more visibly trans*gender?

Naked Truth #4 – Why is Jo more visibly trans*gender?


We got a question asked by Maja.
For you, Bart. She asks, why do you think that I, Jo
is more visible as trans or queer? I think that more visible as trans is not
the right word. But definitly more visible as a queer. I think when we would walk on the street
by ourselves… That from the 3 of us you will be read as
queer first. I think that Chris and I in the meantime
are mostly read as ‘man’. When we walk on the street. And for Jo this is not yet the case. Jo, how does it feel to be visible as
queer or trans? For you? I have mixed feelings. On the one hand it
gives me a lot of strength. And I think it is a beautiful thing to be
visible queer. Because that is a big part of my identiy. I don’t fit the binaries and I don’t
really like the binaries. Heteronormativity doesn’t fit me. On the one hand, it gives me a lot of
strength to be visibly ‘different’. On the other hand, sometimes it is just
very tiresome. Because I am seen as a girl, I am referred
to as ‘madam’. Then it feels like my identity is
brushed aside. That there is no space for me. So, then it feels troublesome.
There is a visibility… …and there is a invisibility of
my identity. Do you have a question for one of us
or all three of us? Ask in the comments or send us a private
message. And then we will answer it for you.

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