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After reading Allison Bakers Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight it made me realize that discovering ones self is a situation our world is going through right now In her short story one of Allison Bakers main characters Zach tells his best friend of thirty-eight years that he is going to have a sex change Zach tells Byron that he feels trapped in the wrong body and that he is going to become a woman Byron is shocked about what he is hearing and cant seem to deal with the news Hes known Zach for some time now and he didnt pick up any of the signs about Zachs sexuality Through the rest of the story you see Byron coping with the news He talks to his baby boy about the situation and tells him that he will grow up to a man He also starts to think about his own sexuality and even goes as far as applying makeup to his face Byron watches the transformation of his best friend Zach into a woman named Zoe As the story comes to an end Byron his wife Emily and their son Toby are at Zoes shower Byron squeezes Zoes hand and I think right then and there he finally comes to terms with Zachs decision and is happy for his friend As his friend walks away he says that his son Toby Glass could grow up to be anythingToday in our society this kind of ordeal is happening everywhere You read about it in magazines see it on different talk shows or you might even know someone who has gone through it or is considering it If you are not happy with yourself you are going to be miserable until something is done about it If that means coming out of the closet or going a step further and having a sex change more power to you You cant make everyone around you
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