character: shannon beiste

Can we stop asserting the idea that all trans guys are tomboys/super masuculaine/androgynous  before they transitioned? 

Like I would rather be in shipwreck then exercise, my wardrobe used to be like 90% sundresses, and I had tits that rivaled pam adersons. 

But guess what? none of that makes me less of a guy. And none of that stuff means that you wont get to place in your life where the rest of the worlds sees as guy too.

stop casting butch women as trans men 2015


This letter is my first step into legally transitioning from a woman to a man. […] I’ve always been attracted to men, and-and they say that’s not gonna change. […] I know this may seem sudden to you, but it doesn’t to me. […] I’ve felt like this my whole life. Growing up, I was… I was really confused. I thought I was just a tomboy. So, I got into sports, I started coaching football, and I wrestled hogs in my free time, but no matter what I did, I never felt at home in my own skin. I never felt like my body fit who I was on the inside. I don’t hate being a woman, and I don’t regret the things I’ve been through, because they’ve made me the person I am today. A person strong enough to go through with this transition. I got to do it for my own peace of mind. I got to get my body in alignment with how I see myself.