This Wednesday Jay and I will be on television!
We were interviewed last November for a series now airing on ABC2 called Head First. The episode this week is called The Wrong Body and covers what it's like to be transgender and make the transition from one gender to another.
The episode airs this Wednesday night at 9:30pm on ABC2. It will also be available to watch on iview the following day.
Being interviewed was nerve-wracking and fun. We were interviewed over 3 days (not consecutive days) around the time Jay had her facial surgery to complete her transition so she could begin living full time as female. We haven't seen a copy of the episode so I don't know what to expect. Having a camera in my face was not at all natural and I kept looking directly at it. We were told specifically not to do this. I forgot the host's name, Sabour, the second time they came to interview us, so I did the intelligent thing and just made up a name in my head, which I then said wrong. Hopefully they'll be kind and not show my nervousness too much. By the third interview I was much more at ease and able to talk about Jay's transition from my point of view and how the process had been for me.
I also mentioned my blog which I hope they include!
The bad news - I am pretty sure overseas readers of my blog won't be able to view the episode on iview so I can only hope it goes up on Youtube at some point. However, I will update this post with my thoughts on the episode after it has aired.Very exciting!