The Paradox of Breathing While Trans

I didn’t transition gracefully — executing all the steps from boy-life to girl-life with a flourish. If anything, I stumbled around wildly, bumping into walls and other people and the sharp edges of furniture, until I found a path. And I think I’m not in the minority, at all. I think a lot of us figure out our true selves through trial and error, with a lot of error in the mix.

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