In celebration and in recognition of the LGBTQ community, June was designated as PRIDE Month in 1999, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.
A few years ago, I shared on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel that my wife Aubree (formerly Bryan, my husband), came out as transgender (male to female). In recognition of PRIDE 2020, I want to share a little bit about our journey and how I am documenting this change through words and photos.
To see the process video for this layout, click on the video below!
Aubree and I have been married for almost 12 years. During our marriage, we have weathered many storms. However, her transition has been the biggest test to our marriage thus far. At one point, I wasn’t sure how I was going to document her transition. Initially, I wasn’t in a good emotional state to talk about my feelings…I simply did not have the words.
Overtime, I made a commitment to myself to be as authentic as possible in my storytelling – warts and all. I wanted to find a way to document Aubree’s story, respecting her voice and her experiences, but also documenting my journey as her wife and the experiences of our daughter Corinne.
This layout is the first of many to come as I begin this journey of documenting our story. I hope that our story is accepted with open eyes and hearts. And I hope that you are inspired to document your life as authentically as possible. More to come!