Monday, April 21, 2014

Colby Kincaid (man? woman? badass!)

Ms. Kincaid would love to know that I am presenting her in my final post this semester.  I can not begin to tell you how much she taught me about masculinity, femininity and the grey area that exists in between.

She always used to say "the pretty don't last forever, you really have to find what makes you happy before its all over."   She was soft and caring and at the same time aggressive and assertive. Being born male, she didn't possess the trappings of female gendering, and although she embraced her feminine side, she never lost sight of her masculinity.

Where does someone like Ms. Kincaid fit into our society? What rights did she have? Why was she a second class citizen under our laws?  How could she live in such a open city like Key West and have been so oppressed by Florida State laws?

If you have breasts and a penis, why can't you choose which bathroom to use? And why is that even an issue? Does a business have the right to question what is under your skirt?

I have never met a more balanced individual than my friend Colby.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to experience both your masculine and feminine sides to the degree you find desirable, without societies restrictions?

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