#atinylife medal

Having trans kids requires a very particular kind of parenting. One of the things that happens – and there are A LOT of things that happen, not all of them are this good – is that (some) people tell me I’m wonderful.

I know! How very dare they?

Thing is, I don’t want, nor do I deserve, a medal. What, for accepting that my kids are who they say they are? I’d like to think, if you’re reading this, you would do the same for yours.

Yeah, maybe I go out to bat for them most days. Sometimes sticking up for them means I get hurt. Lose people I love, distance myself from others. But: I still get to walk around this world as a cis woman. My life is, and always will be, easier than theirs.

That’s part of cis privilege.  

2 thoughts on “#atinylife medal

  1. Thanks Stella

    I’m still trying to come out as Rebecca. Either way I feel I’m drowning in an ocean of depthless depression

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    1. Hi Richard, sending love and light to you – I hope you have some good support in place – LGBT Health and Wellbeing Scotland might be able to point you in the right direction?

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