advocacy, trans, trans advocacy, allies, bullying
Tara: Um, did you ever have a bad experience when your uh, sister Stella, started to become Stella?
Emily: Not really. Like, if anyone got really weird like that, they would, they knew I would like get mad at them, so they didn’t even try and give me anything.
Tara: Because they know that you can, you would stand up for Stella.
Emily: Yeah. I would bite.
Tara: You would what?
Emily: I would like, bite them.
Tara: Bite them. [Laughs]
Emily: Not literally, maybe not literally, but.
Tara: With your voice?
Tara: How about you Gray?
Gray: There was this one jerk, but I kinda just dealt with it, and he kind of just left me alone after that.
Tara: Very good. How did you deal with it?
Gray: He walked up to me, and was kind of mean, and then he kind of just walked sort of away, and I kinda just went up to a teacher and he kind of talked to him.
Tara: Okay so that was good. So you went to a teacher and the teacher knew what to do.
Tara: That’s a great strategy. Do you find most of the teachers at your school are very accepting of your family and of Stella?
Emily: Yes, very much.
Gray: One of my teacher’s is actually the husband’s of Stella’s teacher. So they really get around and um, yeah.
Tara: Oh that’s great. So uh, they um, they support each other?