Questions I asked Before Transition
Before I began my transition I did a lot of self-reflection. There was a lot I had to figure out. I had to wade through 16 years of life, experiences, and thoughts to get to the real problem. I asked myself the following questions to figure this all out.
1) Do I experience physical dysphoria based on my biological sex?
2) Could any of this be a product of how society treats women and men?
3) Is there anyway I’m feeling this because of my sexual orientation?
4) Is there anyway I’m feeling this because I’m not feminine?
5) Can I continue to live if it is as a woman?
I think it’s important to do a lot of self-reflection before starting your transition, and by this I mean just coming out and living as a man, I went through another process when starting medical transition.
ah yes, this is good.
coming out and living as a man is completely different to doing an actual physical transition, and the feelings and reflections of these are different.
some people only do one the first once, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t make them less of a man than anyone who decides to take testosterone.
the last one is the most important, i think. and for me personally, the answer was always a resillient “no”.
I looked back in old journals and diaries, and I always refer to myself as having no gender, or being male (except for this short period when i tried so hard to be female)