It was so swollen and bleeding, it looked like someone just stuck something inside you and mushed it around. I wear leggings all the time. What they actually do is make an incision around the tip [of the penis], take out the erectile tissue and then, basically, flip it inside out, and then the head [of the penis] becomes the clit. The school had to be friendly to transgender students. Vetens fit the diagnosis, and the timing of her transition meshed with an expansion of societal thinking. I thought about being gay, but it didn't fit….
While some of us need a mosquito net.
For me, it was only three years or so that I really was in anguish, wanting and waiting for the surgery. A new crew of socially conservative government officials peeled back those protections one by one, with legal challenges and non-enforcement. Some people like their penis — you do you, girl. The two had always been close.
When I was doing my research, I realized that the irony is that the media and cisgender people are obsessed with the surgery, but no one actually knows anything about it, including a lot of transgender people.