Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender healthcare, public health, psychiatry, and history of medicine, integrating these many perspectives and guided by the lived experiences of trans people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

How did Lisa Littman choose my “That was dysphoria” article for inclusion in her rapid onset gender dysphoria study?

Finding out that my 2013 article “‘That was dysphoria?’ 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria” was cited in Lisa Littman’s “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study came as a surprise to me last year – not only because I … Continue reading

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Ongoing media misrepresentation of early-onset and late-onset gender dysphoria

Alongside the common misconception that children lack the capacity to understand or recognize that their gender doesn’t align with their assigned sex, there now proliferates the notion that only those trans people who were aware of their gender identity as … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget

By Penny Robo Stay optimistic. I know that’s one of the hardest things to do for anyone that makes it their business to be informed about the state of the world but to not do so is to lose sight … Continue reading

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Confusing Communities

By Penny Robo Humans aren’t a uniform creature. We experience vastly different things. We’re fueled by those experiences and it’s no matter whether all those differences in our upbringing and everyday lives are brought about by individual circumstance or society … Continue reading

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Hormones Can Be Hard

By Penny Robo The fog of dysphoria masks much of ourselves from even ourselves, with feelings and thoughts deadened and flattened as though our own internal monologue is being heard through ear muffs. And we generally spend so much of … Continue reading

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