@UnexpectedAmy wrote…

Embrace trans folk who don’t take hormones or get surgery, because they represent thousands of years of lived trans experiences.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 at 08:00 am

Category: tweets, your voice One comment »

One Response to “Embrace”

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you! This is something I think about a lot. There are many personal reasons why I wouldn’t want to get any physical treatment such as hormones or surgery to help my body match everything else about me. I also don’t have access to these things due to where I live and my social/cultural background.

    I take a more subtle route of training my body to become stronger and healthier, as I think that will make me feel more confident in who I am, and therefore be able to naturally pass as anything I’d need to because I’d feel more like how I see myself on the inside. I think when I do these things, people start to see me as more of who I am, because they often tend to perceive it as what they would consider natural human development over time. Of course, that’s their opinion, but it’s very important to me that I’m not seen as artificial in any way, because being seen that way by people has been intentional in the past as a mean-spirited way to tear myself and others like me down.

    One of my most interesting memories from childhood was reading a book about various women (really just afab) who did great things in history, who not all of them are talked about much. Although I honestly don’t see myself as a woman, I did recognize something in some of the women that I could actually relate to a lot. Most specifically, any of them who passed as men not just because they needed to but also because it was what they preferred. That’s such a strong memory for me, and at the time all I knew was that I’d found something I could relate to in a significant way.


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.

For legal reasons, you must be age 13 or older to post a comment on Genderfork.

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