7 Questions – T.J.

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.


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2 comments for “7 Questions – T.J.

    October 3, 2012 at 7:41 am


  2. Ave
    April 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I recognize TJ from TransGeneration, and it’s amazing to see how far he’s come since that show. It’s nice to know his mom is supportive now, and that everything is going well for him.

    It should be noted that I wasn’t sure this was the same TJ until he said he went to Michigan State, and then I noticed the last name in the title of the video. He struck me in the show as a very smart man and I am glad to see that he is still out there, doing well. Now I want to see how the other three are doing.

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