So, it took about a year and a half from hormones to SRS. My body was changing in a way I didn’t want it to, and I was terrified and hated myself.I remember seeing a documentary on TV about an older male to female that was about to undergo surgery and I was so fascinated by this and amazed that it was possible to change your sex organs.People saying the word mother isn’t inclusive to transgendered pregnant people, while moms still struggle to get basic maternity leave and not lose their jobs after having a baby, and even still deal with extremely dangerous situations due to mistreatment during childbirth.Saying that because you are a woman, your penis is a female penis and should be seen as a vagina in change rooms and woman spaces?
I’ve been to the festival four or five times, and can attest to the deeply stunning feeling of safety and peace there.
I am angry that as a woman who has constantly had to be careful of my language and behavior around men to ensure my own safety, I am now being forced to police my language even more, around and for trans women who had entirely different experiences and anatomy.
Female language around female issues is important to many cis women because we have struggled to even have our identities and issues seen as valid.
Original Plumbing is one of the freshest magazines for the trans community, with an unapologetically honest (and pretty fucking sexy) perspective on queer issues.
Amos Mac, the co-founder and editor of the quarterly magazine, takes us into the OP world with his manifesto for print and columnists Arisce Wanzer and Diana Tourjee talk love, sex and politics.