Last year I wrote a post called You Should Transition. I believe that even with all the negative shit happening for trans people right now, you should still transition.
Because you’re suffering from gender dysphoria and it won’t get any better unless you transition. You’ll suffer alone and not have a community to help you keep it together.
You’ll watch from the sidelines as things at first get worse and then they’ll get better. While things get worse, your fear of being outed will grow and it will make your life harder. It will be harder because the stakes for trans people will be higher.
When things hit the lowest point before they start getting better, you may feel hopeless. It will seem like you’re permanently trapped in the gender assigned to you because the entire world around you is aligned to keep you where you are.
Then the tide will turn.
It will be hard to tell at first. It takes time for things to work through the system. But like spring flowers, they’ll be a few early blooms in the gloom before a riot of color erupts in the sunshine.
Feeling more free to start to transition then, you may come to realize that facing the fears from within is a bigger challenge than facing the fears from without, and you may kick yourself for waiting to confront those fears.
You should still transition, because the world has always been a mixture and cycle of shit and beauty, and waiting for beauty to come around again before you transition means waiting, and every day you wait is one less day to live wholly.
Live whole. Transition.
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