life hack: just be fucking nice to people
Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy eating.
Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy wearing.
Stop apologizing for how you prefer to spend your day.
Stop apologizing for the things that make you happy.
- Be informed and do your research before your first visit. Arriving with all the facts and a concrete plan shows your provider that you mean business and are capable of making a life changing decision.
- Seek out trans* friendly providers if possible. There are numerous directories online and if you have health insurance, you can see if the provider is covered by your plan by doing a search on the health insurance’s main website.
- Accept the possibility that there may be a negative response from your provider, if they are not learned in the matter of transgender health. If you experience a negative experience, try your best to keep calm. Find a new provider and/or file a complaint.
- It’s a great idea to have a family medical history on hand and/or be aware of what health problems run in your family.
- Be ready to answer questions and anticipate having to explain things if your doctor is not familiar with transgender health.
- If you have a needle anxiety and/or phobia, discuss this with your provider and look into ways to cope
let’s get the day started with a nice big bowl of why the fuck am I awake
stuff you ask your mom:
- mom where is my towel
- mom what do we eat for dinner
- mom what time is it
- mom where is my phone
- mom when do you come back
- mom what day is it
stuff you ask your dad
- dad where is mom
In America? The university is considered a commodity, one that can easily be purchased by the wealthy, but not the poor. These approaches represent a fundamentally different cultural attitude: elsewhere, education is a public good, an investment or a right; in the U.S., it’s a privilege reserved for wealthy elites.