There is no one single thing, but a multitude.
In the past, Halloween wasn't as big a deal to me as it seemed to be for the others. This year was different.
For those who have never experienced it, no description will ever suffice. For those who have experienced it, no description is needed.
About 2 years ago, I wrote "The ‘D’ word", in which I described my experience at that point with dysphoria. A lot has changed in the two years since, so I'm revisiting the topic to see if I can find any new or helpful information.
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.
A figure, wrapped and suspended in long red silk sheets is carried high above the stage. She falls into an inverted split, which reveals a woman...
Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past... One who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.
When we left off, I had completed my first session with EMDR, and had one revelation on my way home from the appointment. I was still a little skeptical, but still open to trying more.