I am Woman!

First of all, let's get one thing straight. I am a woman. I was born with a penis, my body followed the typical development for male bodies, and more than likely, I have XY chromosomes. But I am a woman, and I always have been.

Review: “My new vagina won’t make me happy” (NYT)

This past weekend, the New York times published an op-ed piece by Andrea Long Chu entitled "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy (And it shouldn't have to)". This column caused shock waves through the trans community for many of the things the author said and the way she characterized different aspects of her experience as a transgender woman.

Here is my response.

Honor

An essay which started to be about Pride, but where I found that I had another, better word to describe how I feel about being transgender.

Why I am having bottom surgery

This may end up being the biggest life-changing event of my life, and there is a lot of anxiety and fear as I approach it.

I've been asked many times some variation of a fundamental question: why do you need to have this surgery?

The short answer: because I do.

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