Cis people just don’t understand how awful dysphoria can be, especially when you’re a pubescent child. They just don’t get it. They can’t, really, which is why they need to listen to trans adults.
I can forgive your ignorance of transness because you’re cis, but I cannot forgive your refusal to learn from trans adults with lived experience.
Cis folks have told me that I’m biased when it comes to objectively determining whether I’m a woman or not, but somehow their cisness isn’t bias in their evaluations of me, even though the whole point is to evaluate the validity and reality of a trans state of existence. Sure Jan
Natal puberty is a hazard to a trans kid’s health.
The fact that cis folks are in the replies saying “nuh uh” is hilarious. It’s important to be self-aware about what we can and can’t know first-hand. Consider that the only things *any* cis person knows about being trans is based on what trans people report about our experiences.

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10 Aug
Preventing trans kids from learning about trans people is just another form of conversion therapy since it confines their understanding of who they are within the bounds of a cis identity.
“ROGD” oh you mean kids found out about trans people on the internet and you’re mad?! Right. Gotcha. Keep them confused and shape their identity for them.
If you don’t support trans kids, you don’t support trans people. It’s honestly that simple.
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9 Aug
This was the day I went full time. :) Image
I also got a coffee from Starbucks that day so I could get a cup with my name on it. Image
Today is not my anniversary…I just happened across this in my old twitter archives.
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1 Aug
“Trans women are women” doesn’t mean “trans women are cis women,” it means cis women aren’t the only women.
Trans women aren’t erasing any women, on the contrary we add to. Transphobes are the only folks denying reality. Trans people are well aware of what organs we’ve had or have and what they do. We’re saying those parts don’t define people, and that is the reality.
Imagine if we (women) all worked together to defeat the things that hold us all back 🥰 that’s the future I dream of.
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27 Jul
bald women ftw 💪🏼👩🏼‍🦲
I presented bald for much of my adult life because at an early age it and all my body hair fell out. For a few years early in transition, I did wigs and while trying to grow it, but no luck. Cool part is that few years gave me enough separation time that I only see bald Emmy.
I’m the scary bald trans woman they never warned you about. Just look how scary I am!
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27 Jul
“Hormones hormones blah blah, but what would you have done if you lived in a time without HRT? Huh? HUH???”

It’s pretty simple. I’d probably be dead or close to it. Hormone therapy saved my life. I couldn’t have socially transitioned without it because my dysphoria was too much.
I’m just so fortunate to live in an era of medicine where hormonal transition is possible. I often wonder how many people like me existed in history and couldn’t make it. It’s really hard to describe how much my dysphoria was related to having an incongruent hormonal profile.
There was no path outside my house as Emmy without HRT. In fact I didn’t even present feminine *in my house* until I’d been on HRT for about 11 months. Long story, but trying to be a crossdresser years before acceptance really warped me and made me fear that feeling ever again.
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27 Jul
When anti-trans folks assert “men can’t be women,” what they really mean is trans women can’t be cis women, but their folly is in the bioessentialist belief that reproductive anatomy is an overlord of identity when in fact the existence of trans people disproves this a priori.
If you begin with the observation at hand, that trans people exist, regardless of your elementary justifications why we shouldn’t, then you begin to approach the question with an agenda of truth instead of trying to force the world to be what it is not: without trans people.
Imagine the worldview where you triple-, no quadruple-down on identity being *derived* from genitalia. Perhaps in cis folks it’s not that hard to believe because of the very nature of their cisness, but trans people demonstrate this to be false throughout human history.
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