They don’t call it “second puberty” for nothing. For those of us transitioning into adulthood, not only do we go through the same physiological changes as teenagers, but hormones can alter the way you experience emotions — and anyone who’s been through the first year of transition can tell you that these emotions often feel distinctly adolescent in their intensity.
Dylan Mulvaney delves into the concept of trans transformation as she searches for the person to have her first kiss with after dating as a trans woman. The TikTok star, who uses the pronouns she and they, opened up about the frustrations and pressure of finding the perfect person in a new interview with People.
“I get a little impatient because, especially when you feel and even look this photo from the Grammys, I’m like, he’s someone who shouldn’t be single,” Mulvaney told the publication. “But then you’re like, wait, why isn’t there anyone in the DMs?”
They added that they hoped to find a relationship and felt like they were “remade in regards to some of these negative experiences that I had romantically.”
“And I want to do it right this time,” Mulvaney said.
The star is about to celebrate her first anniversary coming out as a trans woman, as she documented on her popular TikTok series, “Days of Girlhood.” She’ll be celebrating the moment with a live variety show, understandably called “Day 365,” which will be filmed in the iconic Rainbow Room in Manhattan. The event promises “songs, special guests and a walk down memory lane”. Tickets are only $5 and proceeds benefit The Trevor Project.
Mulvaney told People that they couldn’t “wait for the day when I can show people that a trans person can be in a healthy, happy relationship.”
“I really want someone to make me laugh because starting to be successful and bringing in these big things has been kind of serious at times, having to put on that businesswoman hat,” they said. “But I think once I’ve met that person who can add levity, add levity to my life and I know I can make them laugh the same way, that’s going to be the chef’s kiss. “
Due to Mulvaney’s visibility, she has repeatedly been the target of right-wing harassment. After her interviewed President Joe Biden, she was lambasted on Twitter by Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Marsha Blackburn, and more. Transphobes have also called for a boycott of brands like Ulta Cosmetics, for featuring videos with Mulvaney. And yet, that didn’t stop the star from thriving and deal with trolls in style. What could be more iconic and fitting for the Old Hollywood-esque TikToker than a celebration of her femininity at the Rainbow Room? We will wait.
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