posted by Monica .
My creative writing teacher gave me a list of competitions, and one of them requires a protagonist that is transgender. What does it mean? Is it like Mulan, how she dressed up like and pretended to be a man, or does it mean people who have surgery to....you know...?
It can apply to a variety of different persons, it is not easy to categorize. Basically, transgenders see identify themselves of differing gender categories than other people see them.
I am not certain "pretending" is an apt description. If a man is dressed up as a woman, he may not be "pretending", at least in his viewpoint.
Your teacher is giving you a very adult topic in which you probably do not have much experience with, I suggest you discuss this with your mom to get some adult thinking input. That probably will give you some greater insight for your writing point of view.
Life's choices are not always this or that, black or white, right or wrong. Good luck in your essay.