To be clear, being transgender is not a mental illness. But I absolutely believe that mental illness can impact our experiences of being transgender.
“It’s almost like someone’s gender has no bearing on my life,” another cis resident complained.
This is your "this sucks, why does this suck, why didn't anyone tell me that this would suck?" blog entry.
I genuinely believe these are some of the most important conversions to be having in our community right now.
I'm transgender and I'm trying to transition. But the door keeps getting slammed in my face again, and again, and again.
I embrace all the queer, femme, glittery, tender, and alien parts of my gender.
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.
There has never been a moment when I’ve forgotten that I am both. I’m not allowed to forget.
It’s impossible to talk about my trans identity without talking about my struggles with mental illness.
Let's talk about gender, hormones, and cats.