¡Hola, soy yo, Franches!
Hi, it’s me, Franches!
Phonetically I pronounce my name like this: ˈfrantʃɛs
So, why “hola soy yo” in Spanish and then everything else is all in English? The simple answer is that there is a much larger audience that can understand English than Spanish.
¿Bueno, porqué “hola soy yo” está en español y todo lo demás está en inglés? Simplemente tomé la decisión porque hay mucho más gente que pueda leer en inglés que en español.
Two of the words that I like to describe myself are pragmatic and empirical. As much as I like theory and logic, once it gets real, then I really love it. And what could be better than having first hand experience; empiric?
If I was to use a label to best describe my gender expression it might be gender non-conforming. Depending on who you ask or who you read gender non-conforming can mean slightly different things. I could apply that label because I’ve lived most of my life presenting as guy and just in the past few years I first experimented and then switched to presenting as female. I’ve been “full time” presenting female since the end of April 2016.
I like to understand things. If I don’t understand something, often I don’t like it. To understand things I deconstruct them and analyze them. That’s how I learn. Going through what I call my gender experiment I’ve tried to understand it; though I don’t think I ever will. A nice side effect is that it has given me the chance to deconstruct and analyze a bunch of my experiences, my perspectives, and my feelings. I truly believe that these experiences that I’ve gathered in the last few years have made me, if not a better person, certainly a much more mature, experienced, knowledgeable, and empathic individual.
Learning from others’ experiences is invaluable to me. Simply put, when I learn from someone else’s experiences, I learn a bit more about myself. Also, when I share my experiences and perspectives with others, I too learn a bit more about myself. It’s a little like re-living those experiences, reinforcing what I had already analyzed, or seeing things I missed about me the first time around.
For all these things I’ve made this website. I made it to share my experiences and points of view, to have new experiences, to learn from others. Ultimately to learn more about me.
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P.S. In my very first blog post I talk a little bit more about me and my original vision for HolaSoyYo.com.