Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
September 25, 2011
Image Size
525 KB


147 (who?)
Concealing The Truth by o-kemono Concealing The Truth by o-kemono
"... It's time to go to my parents house - my family who thinks they know all about me, their son. They don't. I don't tell them everything. I wish I could, but doing so would cause drama and so many issues that I can't possibly handle in my life right now. They don't know of my transformation: Male to Female transsexual. I have been taking pills for a long time and I now have grown well developed breasts. I can't put bras on when I see them. They would notice the strap lines as well as the roundness of my chest. I would wear a thick sweater, but its no where near winter yet and they would still show. I don't regret my new growth or the years I spent taking the pills to transform into what I want to be, so the only option I have is to bind my chest as tightly as I can with medical bandages, sometimes with a combination of duct tape I have to buy a bulk of rolls because they are one use only. It's like wearing a corset that makes your chest as flat as possible. On top of wearing this stupid bandage, I have to wear boy clothes, down to the underwear. This makes me even more uncomfortable.

Its hard to breathe with this bandage on and I can't flex my torso as much as I want to. In the end, I get burns and bruises from the tightness of the bandage. Sometimes my damage my ribs. I sometimes lock myself in the bathroom when seeing my parents and remove the construction from my chest. I only manage to get a good few breathes of air before I have to put it on again and walk out - continuing to act like a male instead of the female I want to be.

There will be a time when I can no longer hide it, but since my parents are so ego driven and thick skulled, I can't tell them anything. For now, I will be the "son" they love instead of the "daughter" I wish to be... "

Concealing The Truth 2011 Alex Cockburn
Add a Comment:
QuiGonJin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow this speaks mounds of truth and words. By the way nice work. I love the colors and your story to go along. It's touching.... And a bit sad... But when you aren't in the normal of society it's kind of hard to tell people about you not being so called "normal"... Normal is over rated and doesn't exist.
TransMiriam Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Her hair is so pretty!
Dweapon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
well to say onto that, its sometimes best to conceal the truth then it is to let it out, letting it all burst out can cause an uproar, even though seeing this case myself many times over gender bending isnt for the faint hearted, just hoped you know what your doing, although at most cases like a vanishing act its best to disappear and appear again in the world if you just where a new person
TheSupremeOverlord Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
She looks so depressed...not that it's surprising. I knew some transsexual people whoose main obstacle were parents. Ego driven parents that even banished their offspring from the homes. How many have committed suicide because of this?
FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an odd sexuality with closed-minded parents myself, but it's not nearly as hard to hide as this - I'm just attracted to those of my own gender, something my mother considers perverted.
Sexual oddballs unite. :dummy:
ReminiscenceSaga Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I have a very similar problem to this. I want to be a female, but I know my parents would never accept it. I probably would just go ahead and have the change without telling them and either try to hide it or just let them find out and tell them to deal with it. Only, I don't know how or where I could get the change. And with my age, I doubt I could do it by myself anyway.
ViroVeteruscy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   General Artist
*reads* ...Very well done, I like the story and kinda wish there was a comic to go with this. Great job :3
grumpypuppy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its scary to tell the family. but Love can be powerful and can out way what they think. its hard to lose family but even harder to hide from them.
nocturnmusique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I've read that over time binding can deform the breasts.
aphasia-Runeic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oooohhh... rough one.
Add a Comment: