“Can’t i sing with the girls?”: A transgender music educator’s journey

Sarah J Bartolome, Melanie E. Stanford

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Abstract

I’m so sick of being a boy, and though I talk about it all the time, I don’t think people truly realize how sad and insecure I really am. I play everything off as a big joke, but deep down, I am terrified of people’s true opinions of me and I’m scared. I’m scared of making these changes in my life. I’m scared of becoming a woman … and most of all, I’m scared that once I finish with all these changes, I’ll look in the mirror and still hate my life. I’m scared that this hatred of myself will never go away. I’m scared that I won’t ever be able to live a normal life as a woman. I’m just plain … scared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMarginalized Voices in Music Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages114-151
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781351846790
ISBN (Print)9780415788328
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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