TRUE LIFE: I’M PASSING
Are you “passing” as someone you’re not? Have you been passing in school, at work, in your community or anywhere else as being of a different race, gender, sexual orientation or other identity from what you actually are? Are you are a transsexual female who passes as someone who was born a female? Or maybe you’re a person of color who passes as a white person. Or perhaps your schoolmates or colleagues think you’re straight while in fact you’re gay. Maybe you’re a twin passing as a sibling for whatever advantage it may bring….
Do you try to pass as someone other than who you are for a particular reason? Do you feel it gives you an advantage of some kind at work, school or with your friends? Or do others look at you and simply decide for themselves? Do you correct them or do you enjoy passing? Is it a survival skill? Are you considering “coming out” and putting your days of passing behind you?
If you are passing as someone of a different race, gender, sexual orientation or otherwise, MTV wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 15 and 28, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your name, location and phone number.