I have gender dysphoria; this basically means that how I see myself on the inside doesn’t match who I am on the outside. Over the last few years, my life has been interspersed with problems and disturbances, all rooted in my dysphoria.
Well, I’m about to start graduate school – a PsyD program so that I can become a trans-friendly therapist. I’m incredibly excited for the program and I know I’m going to be able to make a huge difference in a wonderful, fulfilling career.
However, I still have two things on my chest weighing me down.
As many of you may know, I’ve had my share of personal and academic problems as I’ve struggled with my trans identity. I already began one grad program and had to leave because of mental health issues centered around my dysphoria. I can’t let that happen again.