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Old 13th Mar 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Reinterpreting our pasts in light of new evidence Ľ Zinnia Jones
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Remember that being YOU, whatever you chose to be, is better than trying to be someone you know you're not. Listen to YOURSELF, not others.Make your own choices. Love yourself. IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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That was a good read, thank you for posting that.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing this, it's really helped settle a lot of things in my mind.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Thank you! I used to always go back and doubt myself because I can't remember a whole lot from being a child, but now that I've read this it makes me realize that I don't HAVE to remember it. I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that I'm trans* and that's enough to show that I am.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that I'm trans* and that's enough to show that I am.
Not only was this an interesting read, I have to agree, I know I am Trans* concretely as well.
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting this, alot of it was helpful for me too. Also, yay for trans scientists!
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Old 13th Mar 2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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Very interesting read. I liked this quote the most:
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On a population-wide scale, Iím sure there are plenty of people who had similar experiences to mine and still turned out to be cis. They might be more likely to be trans, but it doesnít preclude them from being cis. And thatís why itís inappropriate to treat all those ambiguous youthful experiences as having the power to confirm or disconfirm that someone is trans.
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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It's really funny, all those pieces and hints were spread in different parts of my life and I was not even aware of it, just busy being myself Friend of mine even asked my permission to kiss me on my cheek and I was OK with at, other friend told me that I act like girl, just because I was trying to stay clean when we were traveling. Seeing doctor, just remember to breath with your stomach, like other guys do. Going out, I cared about my face. The rest of the body, not important. I really though I was perfectly fine, just like any other guy.

No seriously, the only thing that counts is that short moment of clearness when you know your are out of place with your body. "Normal" people are unable to experience anything like that.
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