trans talk

It took 35 years before I was ready to begin grappling with my gender identity, and nearly another four to truly accept I was transgender. There's no single path to follow on a journey like this, but I hope sharing my story and struggles might be helpful for others.

I know there are some of you who might not understand what it means to be trans, or might object to my embracing this aspect of myself. I ask you to take the time to at least read my story and my thoughts on what this means for my faith to appreciate where I'm coming from. Thank you for your time!

new to "trans stuff?"

No worries! It has been an educational journey for me too :). If this is a new topic for you, then I recommend starting here:

trans topics 101 »

the terms to know

Some common words you'll encounter when learning about the trans experience (select a term to expand it and see the definition).

While I added some of my own thoughts to these definitions to expand upon them with my experiences, I used material from the following sources for these terms:


Sources for most of these definitions:

great external resources

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