Tag: transitioning

Posted on: October 10, 2018 Posted by: Ash Brockwell Comments: 0

Why it’s time to change the conversation about transgender suicide

Suicidal thinking in trans people is not inevitable.  It’s not hard-wired into our brains.  It’s a consequence of growing up in a society that dictates to us how males and females are supposed to look and behave – and erases non-binary people altogether.   It’s a result of having our talents and our potential systematically ignored.

Posted on: January 14, 2018 Posted by: Ash Comments: 0

Battling the `Person-I-Think-They-Want-Me-To-Be’

[CW: internalised homophobia and transphobia] There’s an alien mind-snatcher that’s been squatting in my brain for forty years.  The `Person-I-Think-They-Want-Me-To-Be’ (PITTWAM-2B) is its name, and people-pleasing is its game.  But recently I’ve begun to ask the question: is it me, or the PITTWAM-2B, who’s making this decision? The PITTWAM-2B is …

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