Misconceptions about trans people

There are a lot of misconceptions about what being trans is like, about how it feels, why people are transgender, and so many other things! I'm sharing a number of things that some trans people wish others would understand.

EMDR – Part 1: What is EMDR? What is it like?

EMDR is a psychotherapy to reprocess a painful memory while your brain is simultaneously bilaterally stimulated.  It's a fancy way of saying that you return to a memory while something (minimally distracting) is working to make sure both the right and left hemispheres of your brain are engaged. Here's my experience with my first session.

Language: Pronouns

What if a person we're talking about doesn't strongly identify as either masculine or feminine? Or what if how they identify changes? How are we to refer to this person? There are many possibilities.

Introversion

With 33-50% of humans being introverts, it's important to understand who we are, how to engage with us, and to give us the space we need to recharge.

5 stages of grief

You are probably familiar with the 5 Stages of Grief. It occurred to me early on in my realization of my gender that I'm working through these stages as well.

Depression

In western cultures, mental health is largely misunderstood and often ignored. Those with mental conditions are often stigmatized.

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