"Human beings are not just the sum of their biology."
I remember being wheeled into the operating room and thinking, "Am I seriously doing this?"
This community taught me not only what toxic masculinity demands of men and masculine people, but also the possibilities that exist outside of it.
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.
Now, more than ever, we need visible and unapologetic non-binary people.
This is your "this sucks, why does this suck, why didn't anyone tell me that this would suck?" blog entry.
I embrace all the queer, femme, glittery, tender, and alien parts of my gender.
Alternatively titled, 'That Time My Hormones Made Me Lose My Damn Mind' or maybe 'Being Transgender Is Awful.'