We all need support and friendship, especially when it comes to this part of our lives. Let’s be clear, we need to talk about this side of us with others. It can be overwhelming and lonely to keep this a secret.
Unfortunately talking about this is not as simple as we would like it to be. Before we can talk about it, we have to come out to someone. And when we come out, we have to explain the unexplainable. It’s exhausting to come out to someone. I believe I would be out to more people if I didn’t have to dissect who I am in a million different ways to someone who doesn’t understand and can’t relate to identifying as anything other than cisgender.
T-girls need other t-girls. When I spend time with other girls like myself, we can talk about trans-related feelings and thoughts without having to explain every little nuance or aspect of our identity. We know. We can relate. We don’t have to say a word.
The more support and resources we have the better. I recently became aware of a new forum called TransRefuge. According to their site, TransRefuge is a social and support community for transgender and intersex people, and a resource center for those who support us. We exist to connect transgender people, intersex people, and allies with friends and resources.
The site offers a lot of resources, advice, and friendship for our community. If you are looking for a way to connect with girls like us, please visit TransRefuge.