Societal Norms

Someone wrote…

I’m 15 (nearly 16, less than 2 months to go), and about 3 months ago I was hit with the sudden realization that I’d be happier if I stopped trying so hard to fit societal ‘girl’ norms. I got my hair cut within a week, and was pleased that there were so many accepting people in my personal life and at home.

So much depression and anxiety lifted like you wouldn’t believe! I never considered that a deep-seated dissatisfaction with my gender could have been the root of the misery I had suffered for years. Over the past few months I’ve started wearing more neutral clothes and such, because it made me feel better.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 1st, 2015 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Societal Norms”

  1. LJ

    It’s super awesome to hear such positivity about beginning gender-expression changes! I rarely see anyone happy with realizing they want/need to start their gender journey – and though I am sure it is/will be hard for you at times, it is still very refreshing to see this. So thank you :)


  2. val

    awesome experience – thanks for sharing!

    so true what u say how things can shift so dramatically


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