I well remember one afternoon at age three deciding that I was not a human being but actually a monkey -- to be precise, a common marmoset. Consistent with my identity, I ran round the house making monkey noises and climbing on the furniture. I subsequently refused to eat chicken nuggets, preferring fruit and raw nuts.
Tragically, my parents were a pair of reactionary bigots. Rather than facilitate my self-realisation by handing me over to the zoo or taking me to a rain forest in order to release me into the wild, I seem to remember my mother physically and verbally abused me (by clipping me round the ear and telling me not to clamber all over her nice furniture). I know, I know: It sends shivers down the spine to imagine the psychological damage wreaked upon me by the imposition of what Insider Movement advocates would no doubt call the Greco-Latin-European concept of 'human nature' on a common marmoset trapped inside a three year old human body. But those were dark, ill-informed times.
It is good that we now live in a more enlightened age, is it not?
This additional blog is written by a woman who was a tomboy growing up and did not 'transition'.