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”

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’

PRE-T TIPS FOR TRANSMASC PEOPLE

*transmasc TIPS FOR REDUCING DYSPHORIA (pre-hormones) because I get asked a lot. disclaimer – none of these things are necessary to be valid as a trans person. Some people will find some / all of these useful, others will not and THAT’S OK. These are just a few common techniques. Please don’t feel like youContinue reading “PRE-T TIPS FOR TRANSMASC PEOPLE”

LETS STOP TELLING TRANS PEOPLE TO BE PATIENT

since I first remember questioning my gender identity, I’ve had to be patient. I’ve had to wait to connect with myself, to see myself, to BE myself. waiting & being patient is something we, as trans people, often have to do. we spend what feels like LIFETIMES being patient. & although intentions may not beContinue reading “LETS STOP TELLING TRANS PEOPLE TO BE PATIENT”

for Women’s Republic LET’S NORMALIZE THIS: TRANS INCLUSION

Recently I answered some questions for Women’s Republic all about transgender inclusion. Read the full article below / via Women’s Republic “ With Transgender Awareness Week in November, how better to celebrate then with a fab Q&A with activist @youcancallmeaz Az has an Instagram platform with a substantial following and aims to spread awareness ofContinue reading “for Women’s Republic LET’S NORMALIZE THIS: TRANS INCLUSION”

AMPLIFY OUR VOICES

#TRANSGENDERAWARENESSWEEK The first 3 steps to being a trans ally: 1. Listen to & share the voices of trans people! There are SO many accounts on the internet including mine, where trans people are pouring free resources out there for you to learn from. SEEK THEM. Follow at least 5 new accounts this week toContinue reading “AMPLIFY OUR VOICES”

DON’T DEAD NAME!

Misgendering & dead-naming are threats to transgender people’s identities. N e v e r use someone’s dead name or pronouns, even when talking about them in the past. The term itself is pretty self explanatory. It’s called a dead name for a reason. The name is dead to this person. I’ve heard in the past,Continue reading “DON’T DEAD NAME!”