your ability to change is shaped by your perception of the options available to you. #transformationtuesday •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
5 years ago, I was told there weren’t any transition options available to nonbinary identified people. I found this hard to believe. The fact that doctors, therapists, and other professionals may not be as familiar(or comfortable) with nonbinary experiences as they are trans ones, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have options available too. Why did my gender identity disqualify me from gender-affirming care? The opportunity to transition shouldn’t be offered based on the label someone uses, but on how someone understands their gender. Just because cross-sex hormones were originally used to help someone go from one gender box to another, doesn’t mean they aren’t also a way to free non binary people from the assumptions, physical characteristics, and stereotypes assigned to them at birth. We must adjust our expectations and perceptions about who gender-affirming interventions are for and what the possible outcomes/benefits could be.