I wish I had the Perfect Transgender Narrative™ to convince you of my validity. But I don’t.
When you create a definition of transgender that relies on gatekeeping, the door is wide open for friendly fire.
“You can start hormones, but please don’t get surgery.”
This is your "this sucks, why does this suck, why didn't anyone tell me that this would suck?" blog entry.
When you're locked in the psych ward, being treated like a medical mystery is not reassuring when your life and your transition are on the line.
Not everyone is interested in holding space for non-binary people.
As transgender, I began to draw strength from what I realized was a feminine side that was exclusive to me.