My desire to be

Someone wrote…

I’m scared that acting on my desire to be myself will never be accepted anywhere. I’m afraid TERFS will decry me for being a man. That Men will decry me for being trans. That Transfolk will decry me because I’m not moving to the opposite side of the spectrum.

Can I please just have a body to match how I feel inside, without hurting people?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 27th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “My desire to be”

  1. fluffy

    This doesn’t help with most of it, but TERFs are best ignored.

    [Reply]

  2. Anna May

    To steal from your final paragraph, I just want to have a body to match how I feel inside, without people hurting me. I don’t care (very much) how they feel, as long as they keep their negative thoughts and beliefs to themselves.

    [Reply]

  3. Boo

    If it matters, I can only speak for myself, but as a nonbinary, I do not decry you. I think your pursuit of your own happiness is beautiful. That is all. I don’t know that you really need anyone to accept you for your way of being to be valid, but if you need a person, I am one.

    [Reply]

  4. Anonymous

    There are places you will be accepted. Where you will be loved. Here is one of them. It’s hard work finding the other places that are near to you, but it is so worth it.

    [Reply]


Leave a Reply


Can I show your picture? If you have a Gravatar associated with this email address, it will be displayed as your photo. If not, I'll just put a picture of a fork next to your comment. Everybody likes forks.

Be nice. Judgmental comments will be quietly deleted and blacklisted. There's plenty of room for those elsewhere on the web.

You can use some HTML tags for formatting, e.g. <em>...</em> for emphasis (italics) or <strong>...</strong> for strong emphasis (bold) or <a href="http://(url)">...</a> for links.


Back to top