Originally posted by corianderstem
This is very interesting, but I have to confess I've been chatting with you off and on via Interference and LiveJournal for at least a year, and have even seen a picture of you, and had no idea you were an albino.
Ha! Sometimes I wonder just how pale I appear to other people. I'm obviously so used to seeing my own reflection that I don't feel especially white unless I get someone else to put their arm beside mine.
Originally posted by I'm Ready
were kids mean to you at school about it?
Actually, they weren't. I'm sure there were some instances, but I do not recall them. Usually, my friends and I used my albinism as a source of humour. My best friend in high school wanted to find an albino woman for me to marry because "then you'd have transparent children!" Probably the most memorable incident, though it loses something in the telling, was back in grade nine when a teacher was explaining how once, only white men were able to vote, and I instantly responded with "so, out of the thirty people in this room, I would have been the only one able to vote? Awesome!" I like to use my albinism to make light of the absurdity of white supremacists. It generally goes along the following lines: well, compared to someone white like me, they aren't exactly very white, so they must have some terrible inferiority complex!
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