The psyches of young trans kids will undergo a different process throughout their lifetimes. Mostly spared the bravado years of denial and doing things like joining the army to “man up”, they might be able to enter adulthood with a stronger sense of self. Aided by puberty blockers and hormonal treatment as well as surgeries (when required) they will have options we didn’t have or dare not even consider accessing.

Living in silence is a very lonely thing and when you are alone fighting a battle it tends to make you an introvert who is afraid to share too much of themselves for fear of rejection.

I suppose I am experiencing a renaissance and, even as I have settled for my best compromise solution in dealing with my trans nature, I would not replace the darker and more ponderous times for anything.


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