"I know exactly what I am"

What is trust for you?

Teddy - You can have trust among friends, where you’re able to talk in strict confidence. It can also be confidence at work, with your colleagues. It’s a relationship, a connection between two people.

What does it mean to be a man?

Teddy - I don’t have any answer to that. The man today can be metrosexual, he can act like a woman, he can also not act like a woman, he can be macho… He can stay at home, or have a job… I don’t know what else to say. There are also these men who feel like a man in the body of a woman. And it’s the same thing for a woman, she can be a woman in the body of a man. It can be something sensual, aggressive, like a man. Actually, it’s the same thing. Being a man or a woman is only a physical shell.

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"I know exactly what I am"


Do you believe in something?

Teddy - Hope! No… Usually when nothing works anymore, you just have to work things out by yourself. Believing in a religion, a god, a natural superpower, it’s not my kind of thing. I hang on to my niece and nephew. I work hard for them to have a good life. It’s like the Walking Dead, even if it sounds a bit silly. You see that guy who fights for others… But believing in God, it’s not my kind of thing. He is not there.

Do you hide anything from others? Or from yourself?

Teddy - No, I don’t think so. I’m a little bit more sensitive than other people. We always say that those who think the most are more likely to be sensitive. You always put on an act where you’re the tough guy but, actually, you’d like someone else to be the tough guy with you. Other than that, I don’t hide anything. I face everything. I know exactly what I am, what I’m supposed to be.

Is there anything you’re particularly grateful for?

Teddy - Tolerance from certain people. Some people are way more tolerant than others on certain topics. When I confessed to my family that I was gay, I was immediately told it was not a problem. But when I was younger, it was blocking me. Now… I know what I am, no questions asked.