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Transgender PTSD

Group Therapy: The Effects of Growing Up the Wrong Gender

This question comes from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

This is a really hard thing to talk about. I'd appreciate you listening.

I am transgender. I know from reading posts on the Sugar network that a lot of you have no idea what it's like for us. From my very first memories in life every part of my brain screamed that I was supposed to be a woman. When I acted like myself, which was quite effeminate for a boy, I was teased in school and punished by my religious-right family. Developmentally, I became withdrawn and depressed. I had no friends for many years, because solitude was easier than being ostracized for acting like myself. The things many of you take for granted, girlfriends, being able to express yourself in a feminine way or even the pronoun people call you were the things I could only dream of.

Find out what happened after she transitioned here.

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