For most marriages I am aware of, transition is the end of sex. Some choose celibacy, others open the marriage up, others choose a version of polyamory.
This lack of intimacy is usually a source of friction, and contributes to the sense of loss felt by both partners.
According to many of my friends, Tinder was a good place to start.
A little bit jaded and slightly pessimistic, I reluctantly decided to embark on a social experiment of sorts.
I want you to know that you change my life and give me strength – even when things between us were/are hard.
Let’s also take as a given the fact that being a trans woman who is outspoken and only sometimes passes is pretty much never easy thing.
I always respected her as a person, but I was definitely worried about what other people would say or think about us together.
I knew our relationship would turn the heads of my loved ones, but over time I learned to adopt Ty’s nonchalance to other people’s negativity and critical perception of my life choices.
Another part is that trans feminists like myself believe that any discussion of transmisogyny must center around trans women ourselves.
I don’t agree with Laverne Cox (for once in my life) when she says that men who date trans women “But neither can I pretend that you live your life totally free from the violence and humiliation that a transmisogynistic culture attaches to my body – a body that you have touched and held and become associated with.
When I moved to a new town in Pennsylvania just over a year ago, I had no idea of what an enormous effect the change would have on my life.