…I’ve never been able to take the idea of being a woman seriously... I wish I could.
I’m hoping you will. I think you will, in time.
Whether you ‘can take it seriously’ now or not, the simple truth is that you are not male. Arguing against it won’t change it. If you feel a need for external validation, read through the research and tonnes of clinical evidence and the thousands of anecdotes.
But you don’t need externals to be valid. Your identity deserves to be taken seriously.
And please, if you haven’t already, read this. It’s short.
And please, take it from a woman who has travelled this path: it gets better.
I have seen a lot of women go through what you’re going through right now. Whichever path they chose, they are, and always have been, women.
I’m here for you.