No matter who you are, what your background is or what beliefs you hold dear, there’s one universal concept every person misses in life: to be heard and ascertained for who they are.
Yet, for those who are transgender, this is where life can get thwart, does activist, columnist and performer Chaz Bono. As Chaz explains to Oprah during an figure on “Oprah: Where Are They Now? “, some people in our society look at trans men as pretense as the opposite copulation in a way that seems disingenuous.
“So often, we get … thought of as we’re trying to hoodwink other parties by being something we’re not, ” Chaz replies. “No. That wasn’t who I was. Now I’m who I am.”
Chaz has been presenting as male since the late 2000 s, and likewise told Oprah during the interview that he doesn’t like considering pictures of himself prior to his transition because the recognitions of living inauthentically are too painful.
“That was the lie, ” he enunciates. “This is the truth.”
Chaz opens the way to more about his life — from his recent spectacular weight loss to his relationship with mama Cher — on this weekend’s episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now? “, airing Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.