I saw a post on my Facebook page. Someone saying "Happy Mothers Day to "wanna be" Mothers. To a trans woman that means that "You aint one and you're never gonna be one."
I raised my son. Full stop. My son lived with me in the early years. I took him to school, I made sure he had his homework done, I made sure he had lunch money, I protected him from bully's at a certain school for the blind.
I spent holidays alone so that he could spend time with his Disney parent and other family members because my family were uncomfortable around me and did not accept me full stop. But somehow, because (as scientists have proven) I happened to have been assigned male at birth, yet I have a female brain, that makes me a "wanna be" mom?
I've earned the title of mom, despite what's in between my legs. I cannot control what my siblings say or do, but what I can do is move on with my life without them. They will never accept me as their sister, aunt, mom. The best thing to do is wish them well, pray that they receive every blessing God can give them, and drift away.
To all trans woman who it applies to, Happy Mothers Day my friend.
Mom, Actress, Activist, Amateur Painter / Artist