Being called “brave” is incredibly high on the “pet peeves” list of almost every trans person I know. Here’s what to say instead.
Month: May 2020
That I am a woman is somewhere inside of me. That part arrived long before I had advanced thoughts about gender politics. That part saw the other girls and knew I was like them and saw the boys and was PISSED that I was saddled with them.
One of the most amazing aspects of transition is the change in perspective it brings you. For so many trans people, pre-transition our futures were dark, vague, or missing entirely — a black spot where all of our hopes should be. The future looked like just another part of the prison sentence I was born