“You don’t seem masculine enough.”
“You’ll always be <insert birth name> to me.”
“You could just stay female and be lesbian.”
The world has so many questions for us and many unwarranted comments to say about our transition and can’t help but judge us for experiences they can’t understand. While there has been much progress in many fronts where you see more transgender representation from all walks of life and occupations, gender neutral bathrooms cropping up in schools across the country and the staff at schools/hospitals/workplaces being more trans inclusive in their policies, the world is still not very open to us and we can only hope this will change with time, education and more positive media exposure.
Until we reach that point, transgender lives are still very much at risk of transphobic crime and suicide. Even families who should be warm and loving can provide a toxic environment for…
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