Sane, Moderate, and Trans
As a chronically ill person who decided to transition later in life
I both wish I was trans as a kid
And also know I would have waited
Until I was at least 18 or later
To have any surgical or hormonal intervention.
It’s just what I know about myself
I also don’t think I would have needed
To go through the stress of having a double mastectomy
So young, when I had just barely
Started to enjoy my nipples
And their full sensation.
I think the requirement
For trans people to transition surgically
Is barbaric. I think anyone
Should be able to identify as trans
Without hormones or surgery
And I think there has to be some sort of
Sane moderate place
We can all live and be happy in
That both lets trans kids prosper, exist
And be certain that our LGBTQAI+ community
Is healthy and safe, with all of the best possible
Safety checks in place.
I don’t think it was traumatizing to be questioned during my transition therapy
I do think it was traumatizing the subjects they focused in on, for no reason
Like my weight, as if body weight has anything to do with wanting to impregnate someone
I think everyone should be allowed through the gate, but I do think
That we should be certain everyone understands
That transgender therapies and surgeries are irreversible, have unknown side effects, have
Unknown long-term consequences
Basic considerations anyone should make
For any medical condition.