Ezra Furman Reveals She Is a Trans Woman and a Mother
Ezra Furman has come out as a trans woman and a mother in a recent reveal via Instagram. According to Furman, she has been a mother for well over two years but did not feel like sharing the news with the world.
Despite previously identifying herself as a non-binary individual, she has come to terms with the idea that she is a woman.
The post with a lengthy caption further detailed why she decided to keep these revelations to herself for as long as she did. Although she is a proud trans woman, the journey to finding the confidence to share it in the public eye has been a difficult one.
As for being a mom, she refused to share the news in fear of being judged and grilled about her choices. "...As if it’s anyone’s business other than mine and my family’s," she quipped. However, breaking the news like this was also for a reason.
She described her parenthood journey as "beautiful and holy." She wants more trans-individuals to know that it is possible. The indie folk-rock singer confessed that when her baby was born, she had never seen a transwoman raising children of their own.
Because one problem with being trans is that we have so few visions of what it can look like to have an adult life, to grow up and be happy and not die young.
She insinuated that the scope of being a trans person and leading a normal adult social life was so limited that people like herself believed that it was impossible to be happy, self-realized, and uncloseted, let alone being a parent. She shattered those shackles and led by example. She showed everyone that it was possible to be all those things, all at once.
"Because trans people deserve to pursue the lives we want, on our terms," she concluded before announcing that she has more music in the pipelines.
Alongside the inspiring captions were a series of snaps that featured the indie songstress. One of which framed her and her baby lying down on their bed. Her hands quietly comforting the toddler as she smiled for the camera. As per her Instagram bio, Furman identifies as "she/they," but it wasn't always that simple.
In an article for The Guardian, Furman confessed that masculine performance seemed alien to her in her early years, and dressing feminine was not a viable option. This made her feel imprisoned.
Through music and her musical journey, she accepted her gender fluidity. It was all right to exist in ambiguity. Her aim in life is pretty simple, really: "Move through [the world] like Lou Reed: independent, continually transforming, free."