A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here. Strange stories can find you at strange times.
Maxine believed she was male for 2. In a Skype interview transcribed belowwe asked Maxine to tell us about her journey towards a trans identity, and how she came back home to herself as female.
Maxine, along with her mom Brie, are available to interact in the comments section of this post, as their time allows.
All artwork in this post is by Maxine. For a couple of years, you thought you were transgender. How did it start? Why did you think that?
It started when I was I thought I might be trans after spending time online where I saw people saying that if you feel dysphoric, you must be a different gender. So many people were saying it, that I came to believe it. And being masculine was about feeling safe.
What was going on that made you feel like that? Mostly, it was previous trauma and being in the early stages of puberty. I used being trans to try and escape being scared about being small and weak. What first got you thinking about being trans?
First, it was on DeviantArt. Some of the people I was watching, whose art I admired, came out as trans. Some people posted about how much they hated themselves and how badly they wanted to transition.
Some started to transition and talked about how amazing they felt. Suddenly, a lot of the people I knew on DA were making transgender artwork. It was originally a great art site and I made a lot of friends there and everyone was very nice to me.
It was a friendly art community. I know lots of kids who post about their self-diagnosed schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. All these self-definitions, are they real?On TIME’s cover this week is an unlikely icon: Laverne Cox. Bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up in Mobile, Ala., Cox eventually came out as transgender while living in.
Vocal therapy helps some transgender people find their voice ‘The world doesn’t see you the way you want to be seen’. I have participated in transgender communities since Between those experiences, and my many years of work as a trans writer, activist, performer, and presenter — speaking at community.
For Caroline Temmermand, who spent years doing speech therapy at George Washington University’s transgender voice clinic, changing her voice was a question of personal comfort. 34 thoughts on “ The Transgender Brain ” Allie October 26, at am.
I am so glad to have found this site. I knew I couldn’t be the only one in the area. I’m not sure this is posted in the right place and really hope that the social heading will expand.
Hormone treatment leads to very little change in voice in MtF patients. As a transwoman, you have two options for voice feminization: speech therapy and surgery.
MtF Voice feminization: speech therapy or surgery? As the first step of the MtF voice feminization process, we advise speech therapy.