We’ve shared many stories about struggling with mental health – but how many have you read about recovery? This author shares why “recovery” is a bit of a misnomer, but the process has brought some crucial insights.
“How do I have ‘cisgender’ privilege? I’m just normal. How is that a privilege?” This common attitude is how privilege can exist without being questioned. So here’s a list of privilege for people who aren’t trans so we can work together to help our society become more inclusive.
Society has a specific idea of the trans experience – and it doesn’t leave much room for honest conversations about what trans people are going through. If you’ve had these questions, this author has the validation you deserve.
If you’re cisgender, expecting some of these things from transgender people might seem harmless to you. But here’s how you might be intruding on someone with your entitlement – even if you don’t mean to.
If you thought all trans people have this experience with their bodies, you’re not alone – even this author was skeptical at first. But you’ve got to find out what he learned for a deeper understanding of trans lives.