I’m breathless now, looking back at all the ways you would not back down from survival.
"Human beings are not just the sum of their biology."
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
I wish I had the Perfect Transgender Narrative™ to convince you of my validity. But I don’t.
Many of the people who still insist that being transgender is a 'disorder' don’t actually care about our mental health.
When you create a definition of transgender that relies on gatekeeping, the door is wide open for friendly fire.
"I am absolutely terrified that my mental health status will be used against me."
I remember being wheeled into the operating room and thinking, "Am I seriously doing this?"
We need gender inclusivity when we're talking about menstruation.
"Ugly" was the only word I had to describe my dysphoria, which meant it flew under the radar for a long time.