Krish: It's true – Doc and I have a very cute and rare friendship, I think! We live together, we gym together (LOL), we cook/clean/be domestic together, even though we're over 25 years apart, that age gap doesn't matter in our friendship. They help me with arts applications, self-tapes and career advice, while I make them (very cool) PowerPoints for their job interviews and teach them how Instagram stories work. But mostly we just spend time watching First Dates in our PJs on the couch. Doc with a glass of wine, me a bowl of ice cream.
And it's so important to show that being butch doesn't mean you're transphobic. The TERFs just love grouping people together as 'us' or 'them'.
One trans or non-binary person getting heckled, assaulted, targeted, threatened etc. is an assault on us all. It has to be stopped. I would do that for Krishna – and they would do that for me.
I would not be the person I am today, someone so comfortable in my trans masculinity, if I hadn't seen them be so butch and fab, way past an age I even fathomed queer people lived to.