I Wish That I Had Been Trans As A Kid

Waiting is bullshit

“Are you sure…?” Is what

Cis people ask because

They have no idea how much happens

Before the “I know”—

You know.

It’s impossible to ignore.

I waited as long as I could before I transitioned

And all that’s happened is rage and trauma since

Being forced into the wrong gender is fucking nonsense

That’s exactly what you’re asking

When you’re telling trans kids

To just “wait a bit and see”—

You’re forcing them to wait for you to see

That their gender is inescapable to all parties

I wish that I had been trans as a kid

Not because of philosophy

Not because of my beliefs

But simply to save myself a whole lot of heartache and pain

I didn’t need

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