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Are You a Victim of Gender-Based Violence?

Are You a Victim of Gender-Based Violence?

Have you been a victim of gender-based violence? Many, if not most, trans and nonbinary individuals would say yes. Our lives are filled with prejudice, discrimination, and violence based on our variance from “traditional” unchangeable binary gender: of course we’ve...
Safer Sex, Monkeypox, and Trans Survivorship

Safer Sex, Monkeypox, and Trans Survivorship

You might be wondering, “What does monkeypox have to do with trans survivors?” Possibly a lot! In addition to Monkeypox being a public health crisis, some trans community members might be at higher risk for contracting the disease. Trans survivors may have additional...
Who Are You After Trauma?

Who Are You After Trauma?

You trust no one, see danger everywhere, and walk with a sense of powerlessness and worry even while at the same time you may develop an aggressiveness you don’t understand. Slowly you morph into a tight, controlled, rigid, restrictive, anxious, fearful, numb and...
Everything Leaves Its Wound

Everything Leaves Its Wound

Everything Leaves Its Wound A Review of Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming   I was in my 60s and doing long-distance caregiving for both my widowed father and my mentally ill younger sister before I finally, finally, finally gave up hope that my father would ever...
Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Survivors of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other violent assaults often experience post-traumatic stress. The way that individuals experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress may differ for each person. Being able to recognize these symptoms can be helpful in...