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Coping with Traumatic Anniversaries: A Toolkit

In the last blog post, we talked about ways to think about and use traumatic anniversaries. Here we offer a toolkit of other useful coping strategies. Create new seasonal associations: Much of what the brain does is create associations between one experience/memory...

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

Defining Shame A possibly shameful confession: I chose to write a blog post about shame because I wanted to understand it and have an excuse to explore it fully. Like a distant lover, I know it well but don’t feel like I understand it at all. Yet when I searched for...

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"Without examples, without models, I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak...that I will never be lovable… Years later, I find the courage to admit that I am transgender and this doesn’t mean that I am unlovable." —Lana Wachowski.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM2019), we appreciate Lana Wachowski’s openness about her struggles with accepting her identity and with #TransMentalHealth.

May every trans person have models and examples that allow them to know they are loveable.

[Image: A photo of Lana Wachowski, a transgender woman with neon pink dread locks and light-skin. She is wearing eyeliner and the corners of her mouth are turning down. Overlaid on the photo in bold sans serif red font is the quote. Along the bottom of the image is a translucent white banner that has in it the FORGE logo, “#TransMentalHealth,” and a small icon of a silhouetted head, with the trans colors (pink, blue, and white) inside in the shape of a brain.]
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Without examples, without models, I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak...that I will never be lovable… Years later, I find the courage to admit that I am transgender and this doesn’t mean that I am unlovable. —Lana Wachowski.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM2019), we appreciate Lana Wachowski’s openness about her struggles with accepting her identity and with #TransMentalHealth. 

May every trans person have models and examples that allow them to know they are loveable.

[Image: A photo of Lana Wachowski, a transgender woman with neon pink dread locks and light-skin. She is wearing eyeliner and the corners of her mouth are turning down. Overlaid on the photo in bold sans serif red font is the quote. Along the bottom of the image is a translucent white banner that has in it the FORGE logo, “#TransMentalHealth,” and a small icon of a silhouetted head, with the trans colors (pink, blue, and white) inside in the shape of a brain.]