A fantastic article about identifying as Trans*. Definitely worth a read. A great way to understand someone that chooses to live their life as they want and need to be- even when it doesn’t fall into our society’s strict model of what someone should be. A story of someone who is different, like you. Thank you for this wonderful article, ALEXFORSHAW.
Gender dysphoria (GD) is not something that most people know much, if anything, about. All they have to go on is what they have seen on TV or read in newspapers and, while there are some positive exceptions, most of the mainstream media still treats GD and transsexual people in a sensationalist way — as a modern-day freak show.
This means that there are plenty of misconceptions and myths regarding people who choose to change gender. I’m going to try to tackle some of these. I’m writing from my own experience as a trans woman — a Male-to-Female (MtF) transsexual.
#1 You’re a man who wants to be a woman.
No, I’m not. I’m a woman and I’ve always been a woman. I was labelled as male at birth based on physical characteristics and raised as male, but that is not relevant. I know that I am a woman in…
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