In response to: Stigma of de-transition
My experience is similar in some respects. After several years of electrolysis and then hormone therapy, in the conviction that the Transsexual diagnosis was correct, my physical presence quietly whispered 'her' though I was never comfortable with 'her' clothe or all the gender cues (makeup, etc) After five years, I made the decision to return to living on the 'him' side of the fence. I came to see myself as just me. My friends followed along, accepting that I was neither -- or both -- gender. That's been ten years ago. I see our society from both sides of the gender divide, and think of myself as fairly well centered. The five years as her' was not a mistake; I believe it was necessary. I could go back easily -- but why?
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