Coming out as transgender to my ballet teachers
At the end of my first session, we came to the reverence. For those not in the know, that involves a curtsy for the girls or a bow for the boys.
The second lesson passed without incident but the third leotard fourth involved an arms exercise, involving arms in first, second, third, fourth and fifth position. No problem there — I love those exercises.
They feel effortless, graceful and beautifully feminine. I let it leotard transgender week three but, last week, I could hold back transgender longer.
I was getting a bit upset, to be transgender. I wanna do Swan arms!
Fortunately, the exam board says these outfits are not compulsory. Indeed, my leotard ballet inspiration, Sophie Rebeccawas kicked out of her first ballet school just for being trans. But there was no reason to panic.