Friday, June 15, 2012

A Short List Of Things That Do And Don't Matter In The Ongoing Quest For Authentic Discernment Of My Gender Identity


Things that don't matter
My parents' opinion
Wider society's opinion
Anybody at all's opinion but mine
My mother's desire for a daughter
“Why” I feel the way I do
What, precisely, I “really” am (trans, genderqueer, just confused...)
How long it's taken me to admit any of this to myself

Things that do matter
My pain and dysphoria at being gendered female
My delight at being gendered neutral or masculine

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