I am a Woman. I am a Trans Woman. I Matter.
Ashley J Cooper
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The discussion of ‘not being woman enough’ or ‘not being trans enough’ to me, anyway, is the same thing. I get accused of not being trans enough all the time because I choose to wear guy’s clothing (although a different cut from when I didn’t have graceful curves). I get accused of not being trans enough for having a messy mop instead of the long flowing hair (I was never comfortable with very long hair, nor was I ever really comfortable with very short). I get accused of not being trans enough for not wearing makeup (just not something I have any interest in, really). People see me as either a very young looking, feminine guy, a trans woman, a trans man (the clothing throws people for a loop!), or a regular chick. Trans women are not the problem. The problem is the rigid code in society by which women ‘should’ be seen.

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