I'm hoping the person who needs this will read it.
Maybe the pain of being transgender is not random chaos in the universe, but the pangs of a deeper awareness.
“I get it! Sometimes I hate my body too."
This community taught me not only what toxic masculinity demands of men and masculine people, but also the possibilities that exist outside of it.
How many opportunities have we missed to make this community safer and more affirming because we were unwilling to make ourselves uncomfortable?
"Ugly" was the only word I had to describe my dysphoria, which meant it flew under the radar for a long time.
It gets tiresome to have to explain our lives and trauma repeatedly just so cisgender people can 'get an education.'
There are better ways for women to advocate for their rights – ways that do not further oppress people outside of the gender binary.
When society tells us that being cis is the only option, it can take years before we feel secure in ourselves as trans.
The very real work of queer liberation begins with our bodies and extends to one another.