Gender Inbetween Podcast with Kriss Stress interviews me on being genderqueer!
In episode twenty-six of Gender Inbetween, Kriss’ is joined by NYC photographer, podcaster and multimedia creative Aaron Tsuru. Aaron shares a tale of evolution, growth, and becoming more than you might think you are.
“I don’t have a lot of memories of my childhood really. I know I played a lot with Legos, I know [that] I hung out in the backyard with my friends. There were some woods behind our house, and we used to go play in the woods with our friends, but beyond that, a lot of my memories of my childhood are really centered around my life at school. Oddly enough, that’s where most of my memories were.”
“My childhood wasn’t awesome: [my] parents split up when I was about five. My father was a — I like to call him a ‘post-apocalyptic Christian’. Back then, he was more just a Baptist — and my mom was this wonderful agnostic person, who’s always been very loving and very supportive. I would move back and forth between them, probably like twenty-five times before I moved out on my own when I was eighteen.”
“My life is always just like in a constant flux — in dealing with different … personalities and different levels of acceptance. I just didn’t know anything: you know, I was just some kid, who was just getting through. Who knew they were weird, who knew that they didn’t belong in a lot of places. I was just doing my life.”
Thank you Kriss & Machine.fm for having me!