Transitioning is when a person decides to start presenting and living as their authentic gender identity, rather than what they were prescribed physically at birth. It's a conflicting time in transgender people's lives, as they experience the euphoria of finally getting to be themselves, along with the negative social and financial impacts of the process. Support from friends, family, employers, coworkers, and the government has a huge impact on the physical and emotional effects of transitioning. I felt like a part of me was always hidden, even as I tried to fit into people's expectations as best I could. When I finally accepted who I was and made the decision to transition, there was an immediate improvement in my self-esteem, confidence, and mental state.
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10 Transgender People Share What They Wish They Knew Before Transitioning
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Transgender athletes are having a moment. These recent performances are inherently praiseworthy—shining examples of what humans can accomplish with training and effort. But as more transgender athletes rise to the top of their fields, some vocal opponents are also expressing outrage at what they see as transgender athletes ruining sports for cisgendered girls and women.