Also, I think there’s a particular fascination with trans women because society sees us as men, who were at the top of society, who “chose” to become women, willingly sacrificing all that power and privilege. And that’s tough for people to understand. Now, obviously, that’s not a very good or accurate way to describe trans women, but that’s how a lot of people see us.
|One of her selfies.|
|Selfie in red.|
Where I live there aren’t a lot of doctors who have experience with trans patients, so it took me over a year to find someone who could help me get started on HRT. I also didn’t know any other trans women in my hometown, so that made things difficult.
|Before going out.|
I think that with hard work and resilience, we will make a difference. We’re already seeing more and more cities pass non-discrimination ordinances and more and more school districts passing trans inclusive guidelines, and I think that soon we’re going to be seeing more things like that.
All the photos: courtesy of Mey Rude.