askatranswoman

Anonymous asked:

How late is too late for mtf transition? I know you can't give me a definitive answer but I'm turning 18 in a month and I've just barely begun to come out.I'm just deathly afraid of what might happen if I can't get HRT for a matter of years.

askatranswoman answered:

There is no “too late” to transition. There are dates when testosterone poisoning will have set in, but you’re young and will look beautiful when the hormones kick in. Best case scenario is before puberty, but worst case scenario is in your fifties and you’re way away from that. Estrogen and hormone therapy will still be affective when you’re 18, 19, 20, etc. I started HRT when I was in my twenties and I still turned out half decent!

askatranswoman

fucking-glam asked:

I am 16 years old. my parents won't allow me to start hrt until age 18. How do I convince them to let me take hrt at 16?

askatranswoman answered:

Show them Kim Petras, then show them a picture of someone who had to transition later in life. Tell them it will have a huge impact on the rest of your life if you don’t transition before testosterone poisoning sets in.

And remember, if you want to start HRT I’m assuming you’re in therapy, so your therapist is going to be your friend here. Bring your parents in, have the therapist explain that it’s not a fad, it’s not going away, and it will have a huge impact on your body’s development if you start transitioning later.

transqueermediaexchange

Science shows: Yes! Trans people are born that way! We can tell from brain scans.

lgbteducated:

There are brain scans showing a significant difference in the brains of trans women and trans men.  

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To quickly summarize the links of information:  Trans women’s brains are more female, and trans men’s brains are more male.  Their brain identifies more with their identified gender (as in a trans woman identifying as a woman in every day life) rather than their sex (genitalia, and such).

[New Scientist]

[Pinknews]

[New York Times]

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allikatn:

coyocoyo:

"Sometimes I Get Sad and I Don’t Know Why"

WebMD
Suicide Prevention Line
Guide to Help With Depression
Depression Screening Test

So a couple years ago I went through what I’m pretty sure was depression. I was never diagnosed, but looking back all of the signs were there. I also suffered from anxiety, which was a whole other monster entirely.
Depression is something a lot of people go through, but the scary thought is a lot of us don’t even realize what is going on, that it could be treatable, that we could actually get help. Sometimes it goes away on it’s own. Sometimes it doesn’t.

I know this comic doesn’t exactly have a “happy” ending, but it was important for me to convey my big fear of that depression coming back. I feel like knowing what was going on, what may happen again, helps me a lot. If I can help somebody by sharing my experience, then I’ll feel even better.

I think someone made a comic about me

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micdotcom:

Austin’s new bathroom proposal is an innovation all cities should enact 

Once thought of as politically correct oddities, colleges, businesses and politicians alike are finally realizing the myriad benefits of gender-neutral restrooms.
The Austin City Council in Texas on Thursday joined the push for bathroom neutrality, introducing a resolution requiring single-stall public restrooms to be gender-neutral. If passed, Austin will be protecting the safety of transgender, gender queer and gender non-conforming individuals when using public restrooms. Austin would also be the first city in Texas to implement such a law.
But they’re not the first US city to do it | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Austin’s new bathroom proposal is an innovation all cities should enact 

Once thought of as politically correct oddities, colleges, businesses and politicians alike are finally realizing the myriad benefits of gender-neutral restrooms.

The Austin City Council in Texas on Thursday joined the push for bathroom neutrality, introducing a resolution requiring single-stall public restrooms to be gender-neutral. If passed, Austin will be protecting the safety of transgender, gender queer and gender non-conforming individuals when using public restrooms. Austin would also be the first city in Texas to implement such a law.

But they’re not the first US city to do it | Follow micdotcom

askatranswoman

Anonymous asked:

Hello, I was wanting to know how to bring up the subject of pronouns. I usually just avoid using them until I am sure of what the person identifying with. Can this be seen as rude? Should I ask them straight out what pronouns they use?

askatranswoman answered:

QUIP. Quick, Understanding, and In Private. Take them aside, be understanding, and just ask “what pronouns do you prefer?” Thank them and move on with both of your lives.

askatranswoman

Anonymous asked:

What did you think of the South Park episode, Cissy?

askatranswoman answered:

SPOILERS Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhmnoncommitalnoises it was a thing. Ugh, fine, I guess that wasn’t actually an answer so here: they got more right then most did but still got some wrong but ended up getting the major things right so I’ll go ahead and say they did a decent thing. A problematic thing that was less problematic then it’s competitors gets my seal of luke warm approval but not really but kind of.

Positive: They ended on a very good note. Sharon’s speech was fantastic, the idea that trans people should be able to use the right bathroom was reinforced, and someone was presented as “confused” which you don’t get to see a lot in media.

Negative: BEING TRANS DOESN’T COME FROM WANTING TO USE THE GIRLS ROOM. This is a trope that we’ve been fighting for a LONG time and is the argument behind why trans folks are banned in some places in the first place. And I’d like to see an actual trans character in there.

Neutral: Wendy/Wendall … let’s see how they handle them/her next weekend. If this isn’t “just a fad” (reinforcing the idea that trans guys are just going through a phase) then I’ll actually be impressed and slightly shocked because it’s not going to happen. If she’s doing it to make a point, then I get it but it still helps the very problematic idea that ftm guys are just faking it/it isn’t real.

Positive: Cartman is an asshole. Please remember this. Cartman is not their representative of trans people in the episode. They make sure to point out “there are people seriously struggling with their gender identity” which could have been pulled out of a tumblr post. They did their research and know, yes, we have teeth and we fight back when there are problems.

Negative: Randy/Lorde. Lorde could have been done so much better. The pictures of Lorde are now iconic of trans women in the eyes of MRA activists and radical feminists alike, and if Lorde actually is transgender, which is HEAVILY implied throughout the episode, then they have a lot of work to do in their art department because she could do a lot better very easily. Making the “joke” that trans women look like men … isn’t making a joke.

Like all South Park episodes, you have to wait to the end to really get their message. And it does so better then a lot of their equals, but I think that says more about the state of it’s competitors then it does about it’s actual presence. I’ll give it a luke warm, passive approval.