Category Archives: Awareness building

Nonbinary Visibility

by Heather McNamara Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 2018 marks the 9th year of the holiday, first celebrated in 2009 following its creation by activist Rachel Crandall who had noticed that the only day on the calendar for transgender people … Continue reading

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Depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jamison Green, Imogen Binnie, and more

Previously: Themes of depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jan Morris Depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Christine Jorgensen (Depersonalization is a dissociative symptom experienced as sensations of feeling “unreal”, distant from one’s emotions, separated from the real world, and robotically going through the … Continue reading

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In our own words: Transgender experiences of depersonalization

Previously: Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized “That was dysphoria?” 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria Introduction: Symptoms of depersonalization Depersonalization is a cluster of mental and emotional symptoms generally described as feelings of unreality, with … Continue reading

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Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized

I’m going to list some descriptions of certain feelings, and I’d like for any trans or gender-questioning readers to think about whether they’ve felt anything similar to this over the course of their lives. A sense of detachment or estrangement … Continue reading

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Does the public need more time to learn about transgender people?

By 1933, so much knowledge about transgender people had already been accumulated at the library of Germany’s Institute for Sexual Science, the Nazi party chose to burn it all in front of a crowd of thousands. This happened 12 years before … Continue reading

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