Sam brings a clear and hard won knowledge to issues facing people seeking help with Trans and mental illness problems.
Originally published at Everyday Feminism.
“I think we need to hold off on this,” the therapist tells me, “until you’re doing a little better.”
My heart dropped. I was stunned, sitting in total silence.
This was the third time I’d been given a red light and told not to proceed with top surgery – a surgery I desperately needed, but struggled to access because of my mental illness.
This was a struggle I knew all too well as both mentally ill and trans – a struggle many of my other transgender friends had never even heard of.
Intersectional feminism tells us that the various aspects of our identity will impact our lived experiences – especially as it relates to power and privilege.
This is true for me as a transgender person who is also white, and thus does not experience racism and benefits from white privilege. I think…
View original post 1,661 more words