To categorize humans, we first need to decide on which characteristics we will use for evaluation and sorting them.
What is Gender? (Part 2)
When we left off, we had covered the dictionary definition of gender and a few related concepts. We found that while gender and sex relate to each other, one does not dictate the other. Let's dig deeper...
When forms ask for sex/gender… what’s a trans woman to do?
I was recently completing forms for a doctors office. While these forms were tedious before I came out, as a trans person, they've become really tricky.
A Binary Troll
Content warning: there's some offensive and transphobic language in this post
Q: How early do transgender individuals know they are transgender? Do transgender people feel like they were born the wrong sex or the wrong gender?
Every person’s experience is different; there isn’t a universal answer to this question. Further, there are different ways to interpret the question which can lead to vastly different answers.
Q: What things change with surgery, hormones, etc.?
My perspective is from having MtF hormones and vaginoplasty. There are many other treatments, and people who have had those will likely have very different (yet really neat) answers.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being male/female?
Being a transgender woman, I’ve had some experience with both.
What is Gender? (Part 1)
I've been coming up against this question a lot lately. I'm not claiming to be an expert now, but I've learned a lot more, and have developed thoughts and theories to explain some of the issues we face now.
Take a memo: Trans People Won’t Be Erased
I will fight for my rights until my dying breath (which, let's be honest, feels a lot closer now than it did before); I wish I didn't have to. But I need help. I am under attack, and I'm sounding the alarm.
Are you there God? It’s me, Me. (part 2)
In this post, I ask myself questions that get more into my personal relationship with God, especially as it relates to gender.