a dead name is called a dead name for a reason

a really simple way to show someone you respect them & their gender identity is by using their correct name. dead naming threatens trans lives. doing so invalidates a persons authentic gender identity. not forgetting how hurtful it can be.⁣never ask “what name did you use before this” (it doesn’t matter)⁣never use a dead name.Continue reading “a dead name is called a dead name for a reason”

dysphoria or dysmorphia? or both?

since having top surgery my body dysmorphia has become clearer i was always dysphoric about my chest & hips, and dysmorphic about my stomach. top surgery only tackled the first one. the difficulty with dysphoria & dysmorphia is that there are so many overlaps & similarities that it’s super hard to differentiate. making it sometimesContinue reading “dysphoria or dysmorphia? or both?”

YOU DON’T NEED SURGERIES TO BE TRANS & VALID

many people cannot afford the surgeries or hormones they need. many wait years for access. and many choose not to medically transition. this does not in any way de-validate their experiences. you do not need to DO anything to be trans and valid in this world. simply feeling / relating to / identifying with transness,Continue reading “YOU DON’T NEED SURGERIES TO BE TRANS & VALID”

people of all genders can get their period

let’s get inclusive some women don’t experience periods – that doesn’t, in any way, de-validate their experience of womanhood. The same goes for men who bleed – they are still valid men.⁣For people who exist outside of binary, it can be extremely frustrating to be not only ignored from the conversations about periods but alsoContinue reading “people of all genders can get their period”

SUPPORT LGBTQ+ OWNED BUSINESSES – with @feminist

SUPPORT LGBTQ+ OWNED BUSINESSES 🏳️‍🌈 made in collaboration with @feminist #pridemonth #feministpartner to list just a few: @gc2b @rebirthgarments @jeccablac @folxhealth @lilboyblueish @bothandapparel let’s stop buying from people who use pride as an opportunity for profit. LETS BUY FROM QUEER & TRANS PEOPLE 🙂

TRANS PEOPLE DON’T HATE OURSELVES

the transohobes love to argue that we make decisions about our bodies because ´we can’t accept / we dislike what we were given’. In reality, we just want to connect & belong. being trans is not about hating who we were, but about loving who we are. trans people don’t ‘hate ourselves’

IF SOMEONE HAS TWO SETS OF PRONOUNS, USE BOTH

being selective with the pronouns you use for a person, or just using one set you’re most comfortable with, shows a disregard for their gender identity / expression. if someone has multiple sets of pronouns, ask how they would like you to use them. if in doubt, use them all interchangeably – the same goesContinue reading “IF SOMEONE HAS TWO SETS OF PRONOUNS, USE BOTH”