Oh and incidentally, to all my followers who might be questioning, let me give you some wisdom @britishredvix gave me:

If you're seriously asking yourself if you're trans, you're probably trans.

If you think you might NOT be trans and that SCARES you, you're DEFINITELY trans.
Cisgender people don't typically spend much time questioning if they got given the wrong gender at birth.

Cisgender people CERTAINLY don't find the idea of NOT having to go through years of treatment, abuse and discrimination to be true to themselves *UPSETTING*
I used to be pretty transphobic, perhaps as a reaction to my own gender issues.

Then, once I got past that, and started trying to be an ally, I still maintained that kernel of existential doubt - sure, OTHER trans people were valid, but me? No, no, I was an imposter, a fraud.
My feelings were just sexual fetishism, I thought. It would be an insult to consider myself trans when other people go through crippling dysphoria and self doubt and misery, I told myself, while pressing my electric razor into my face so hard I bled, just to get rid of my stubble
REAL trans people don't have it anywhere near as cozy and simple as I do, I told myself, while obsessively plucking ingrown hairs from my legs with tweezers

REAL trans people suffer and I'm not suffering, I told the man in the mirror, unable to stand the sight of him
REAL trans people go through dreadful emotional labour and that's never happened to me, I said, having been medicated for depression four separate times in my life

REAL trans people are
REAL trans people do
REAL trans people don't

BUT WHAT DO REAL CIS PEOPLE DO
REAL CIS PEOPLE DON'T SPEND MISERABLE DAY AFTER MISERABLE DAY TRYING TO CONVINCE THEMSELVES THEY AREN'T TRANS

THEY DON'T NEED TO

THEY JUST KNOW
That is what cis privilege is, crystalised. And god, Jesus, fuck, how lucky they are. No joke, I am absolutely, desperately, truthfully SO DAMN HAPPY they have that. Thank goodness they'll never, ever have to suffer through what I did, or what any trans person does.
Do you worry whether you're trans enough to be trans?

Well if you're even asking that question, you're not cis enough to be cis.

I spent 31 years lying to myself. Often I'd tell myself it was too late. But it's NEVER too late. So many brave trans people helped me see.
You don't have to do anything you're not comfortable with. I'm planning on going pretty damn far with my transition, but YOU don't have to change anything you don't want to change.

But please: accept yourself.

I don't want anyone to make the same mistake I did ever again.
YOUR LIFE HAS FUCKING VALUE

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY YOU DESERVE SELF-TRUTH

Please don't let yourself spend thirty-one years to reach the point where you believe those things

Don't let yourself spend ONE MORE SECOND not believing them
I'm going to bed and tomorrow I'm going to wake up on day 10 of living a life of truth instead of lies and we're going to discover who we are together and I can't wait to see you
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