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The Truth About The Struggle I Have With My Body As A Transmasculine Person

February 27, 2018 Jamey Alea 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been a source of stress and friction. It never felt quite right. But when I came out as transgender and began to transition in my early 20s, a lot of things suddenly made sense. I thought I was starting down a path that would solve all my body insecurities.

I started my transition at age 24, first changing my name and pronouns. Then I started working on my appearance ― making changes to my hairstyle and wardrobe, binding my chest to make it flatter, and ultimately planning my (still pending) top surgery. But even as I felt better about some aspects of my appearance, I found myself hyper-fixating on others — especially my weight — in a way I never did before.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post! This was my debut as a Huffington Post guest writer, which was very exciting for me!

#body image#eating disorders#huffington post#LGBTQ#non-binary#transgender

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