When considering hormones, there can be high variability in terms of individual goals, bodies, needs, risks, and reactions. I get a lot of questions from readers that I can’t always answer, so I reached out to Dr Kevin Hatfield for insight.
I asked my readers “What articles, information, or resources would you like someone to create?” Here is the content you’d like to read more of about non-binary identities.
How do you figure out your gender? Guidelines and resources to help you get started on your journey.
Someone on the non-binary spectrum emailed me looking for resources on how to navigate their professional life, specifically in a conservative job environment where gender comes with certain expectations.
Do you just suck it up? What are the compromises one has to make? Where is the balance?
I have been having a lot of trouble with ‘not trans* enough’ thoughts and I don’t know how to combat them. I’m an advocate for trans* people at my school […]
Is it better to pretend to be binary or to disclose your non-binary identity in order to access medical transition?
I need someone to talk to as this is a whole new experience for me. My girlfriend is trans, and I want to support her, but I’m not really sure […]
Not everyone is sure of their gender identity, now or ever – even those with binary-gendered identities. Often it’s more of a matter of unlearning all the stuff you grew up believing in your entire life, and building something new, and scary, and unknown.
A reader asks about experiencing dissonance after transitioning. “Somedays though, I don’t know what to do about being read as male more often than not. I mean, mostly that’s a good thing, I welcome it, I want it to happen. Sometimes, though, I want to scream I am not, I am neither gender, I don’t want a gender – but I remain quiet because I know the world can’t really conceptualize that.”
A reader writes in about her struggle in trying to understand genderqueer as an identity. How is it distinct from gender roles? What can she do to respect her family member’s process?