Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photos from the last 10 years...in no particular order

Since I've been posting more in this blog more these days as well as reflecting on identity in much different ways (since no longer working at an lgbt agency) I thought it would be fitting to post a photo retrospective.

You'll probably be able to tell which are the oldest (LOL) I think it's also amusing to note that I own that exact same blue striped sweater (a "male" version of it). Unfortunately some things never change: i.e. my dorky sense of style.

When I look back at these photos..I think of happy and sad times. Even though my gender presentation isn't the same now...when I see these I think....at the time they were taken, I was, for the most part, expressing my authentic self. At least what I was able to and felt comfortable expressing at the moment. I also see beauty and complexity. It's interesting to think that I felt so uncomfortable with myself for so long, becuase I don't see that pain expressed in these photos...but also, most of that pain and searching is a forgotton memory.

While these photos may make some people in my life uncomfortable, I'm not posting them to shock or amuse anyone...or for some sort of transition comparision. I want you to know that just beucase my past didn't really predict my future, it doesn't mean that I want to erase it. I want you to know that I liked myself then....and I like myself now.
























































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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Knolly!
I LOVED seeing those pics. I miss you so much. How is the journey going?
xo Patrick

Stonetree said...

OMG! It's the Voter Guide! It's ok, I had mentally prepared myself to see it.

You look great throughout. NOW, I want to see pics of all your tatts. Please.

Knoll said...

Ha ha ha! The Voter guide! I totally forgot that that pic was in there. :)

It's nice to reconnect with supportive folks from different times in my life!

My next photo post should be of all the tats!

Anonymous said...

Love these, Knoll! -Katie