It’s been a while since I posted an article like this.
I know I have a lot of people who are still struggling to feel comfortable in their own skin, to not feel like they have to hide who they are, and to not have to live in fear of the things that might happen to them if they are not able to identify as who they truly are.
And I know it’s a lot to ask of anyone to be comfortable and to be able to say that they’re transgender.
But it’s also a lot for a lot more people to ask.
And as the transgender community grows in popularity and the number of people seeking to transition becomes more and more visible, it’s only natural that more people are questioning who they really are.
I have to admit, I’ve struggled with the idea that I am transgender.
But that was also a part of who I am, and it’s part of my identity, too.
The reason I am so sure that I’m not transgender is because of the way I’ve dealt with transphobic bullying, from people who’ve told me I’m stupid or that I need to get a job, to people who have bullied me in the gym or on the bus, and so forth.
I’ve had to make a number of choices in life, but the one that stands out to me most is that I didn’t have to choose between living as myself and being accepted as transgender.
When I was bullied as a kid, I had to hide my true identity.
Being transgender was a choice, and I’m glad that I made that choice.
I still think about that every day.
I think about the transphobes and the cisgender bullies and the people who try to tell me that I can’t be who I really am, that I shouldn’t be accepted, that this is just a phase, that there is something wrong with me, that it’s all part of a big, terrible lie that I’ve been forced to accept.
So for me, being transgender is still a choice.
This is my story, my story.
I’ve gone through a lot, and as much as it sucks, I can say that I have found my peace and my happiness, and that’s what matters most.
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