Jay Very, a trans-identified friend of mine (yes that’s right he said we could be friends, right on the podcast!), kept a video diary for 5 years, and the footage is now being edited by Bethany (my niece and well-loved podcast guest) on its way to being a documentary, “The Jay Very Story.” While waiting for that time to come, you can listen to some interesting morsels in today’s interview, and hopefully that will help you be patient.
Jay and Bethany talk about all kinds of good stuff, including wearing leather and speedos, social anxiety, the queer trans community, cockroaches, drinking, drugs, bad singing, not fitting in, depression, cross-dressing, being yourself, being happy under any circumstance, and finding friends who like you for who you are.
Jay says “Back in my day you had to carry your queerness uphill, both ways, barefoot, in the snow…” We’ve come a long way, baby! Thanks in no small part to people like Bethany and Jay.
Yes I understand that my whole life is just a blink of an eye
In the history of the earth, as with each moment that goes by,
But this moment that I am with you
It feels like time has stood still,
It feels somehow like it matters,
And that it always will.
And I think that’s what being alive, and being in it together, is all about.
(Well that, and snacks.)