“Getting older feels odd because I expected to be dead by now”

Rori Porter
10 min readFeb 24
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Later this year I will become 35 years old.

I came out as trans during pride season several years ago when I was about 27, and before that, I came out as generically queer when I was about 17. It seems that in just a few more years after I turn 37, I should be ripe for another coming-out experience, but, fortunately, that’s not the way anything works. I’m…

Rori Porter

Autistic Queer Transfemme writer & designer based out of Los Angeles. She/Her/They/Their. Editor of TransFoc.us Anthology. RoriPorter.com