Gender Dysphoria: Honesty in the Darkness of Gender Lies

Every transgender person knows the pain and agony

Emma Holiday
Prism & Pen

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Warning: Suicide is mentioned in this article.

Every transgender person knows the pain and agony caused by gender dysphoria.

The effect of gender dysphoria on a transgender person can range from a minor mental itch to a red-hot emotional spike being driven into your consciousness, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It can be relentless.

For those who don’t know what gender dysphoria is, here is the clinical definition:

gender dysphoria” refers to psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity. Though gender dysphoria often begins in childhood, some people may not experience it until after puberty or much later.

It’s a bitch!

In my experience, gender dysphoria started as an itch nine years ago, after decades of gender suppression, and then it morphed into a full-blown, life-threatening agony raging in my head during every waking moment of my life.

I started my writing journey five years ago trying to verbalize what it was like for me:

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Emma Holiday
Prism & Pen

After decades of denial I finally answered the question “What’s wrong with me?” The answer is “Nothing”. I am transgender and I am OK.