7 Questions – T.J.
by Jen • • 2 Comments
Khoi, the photographer whose project I wrote about previously, has been hosting a series of dinners for trans people in Chicago. I came again in support of my friend KOKUMO who was attending for the first time, and was thrilled to see returning guests Andre and Gloria. The moment I walked in, I recognized T.J., who I had just been reading about in Windy City Times on my way there. In a room full of very, very big personalities, T.J. intrigued me by his quiet yet confident presence. Being fairly incapably of shutting up myself, I admire those who are able to listen comfortably.
I learned more about T.J. in his video for the We Happy Trans 7 Questions Project than I did that night, but rather than wishing I had asked him a million questions then, I’m instead looking forward to getting to know him better in the future. I love all that he has to say here, but especially that the best part of his transition has been to the opportunity to engage with so many amazing people. I couldn’t agree more. Be sure to watch through to the end and check out T.J.’s amazing tattoos, and keep in touch him via Twitter and Tumblr.
p.s. T.J.: I noticed the SYTYCD poster behind you. I’m obsessed with that show. We must talk.