This is a rant. To start with, I see no reason to be ashamed of myself nor any reason to see being trans as a hindrance in my life. I am trans, genderfluid, to be correct. I have been taking estradiol, spironolactone, and progesterone since 2019. Every morning I wake up, take my pills, enjoy my shower, eat breakfast, and watch some Youtube videos as I prepare myself for the day. My day is barely even different from the vast majority of people out there. The fact that I live my life the same as others only differs from the fact that I am trans. I don't go around and demand respect from people. I don't bully people into accepting that I am trans. I don't even bring up the fact that I am trans. The most "intrusive" I've ever been towards people about my gender is a pronoun pin that I sometimes wear on my mask. That's the full extent to which I "bother" people with my gender in real life. Online I tend to be a little more open about it because it's something I am very proud of. I am proud of who I am the progress that I've made in my life. I am proud that I am finally taking hormones that have greatly helped with my depression. I am proud of how my appearance is slowly changing to who I truly am. I have no reason to believe that being trans is something to hate myself for or feel ashamed of. Quite honestly, I wish more people would feel this kind of pride in themselves and not be made to feel ashamed of who they are. It's not "flaunting it in people's faces" to be open about your identity or ask for even the most basic of respect. It's not "censorship" or some other bullshit to ask to have pronouns respected. It's none of the bullshit trans people are told every single day by assholes. Trans people shouldn't need to defend themselves or justify their existence. Trans right isn't "controversial" nor debatable nor should they be treated as such. If you have issues with respecting trans people, then that's your problem. Trans people are not obligated to change because you have a problem. /rant
That angry rant aside, I am going to be honest with you all. I believe transphobia is often rooted in ignorance and misinformation. So, I would like to open a Q&A on this blog. Please, ask me anything and I will try to answer. Try to be respectful as possible but I am open to answer TMI questions and even trolling questions if it means helping the community. If you don't want to ask here, just shoot me a message and I will answer there. I won't be reporting messages, unless it's something like "You should kill yourself," then I will report that message. I want to help people understand who I am, what it means to be trans, and maybe clear up some misconceptions that might have to lead them to have issues with me/the trans community. So I am asking the community to work with me as I try to work with you.
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