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I don't think I've ever seen someone ask "should I [transition/take this transition step]" who doesn't already, to some degree, know the answer. They just want permission to want it.

Usually they claim to be unsure or conflicted because they're ambivalent now, yet wanting something else.

That's it. You have the answer. Because we learn to cope, dysphoria often feels not like self-revulsion, but ambivalence. Their question amounts to "should I pursue euphoria?"

Yes. You have permission. Do it.

I just want to say that it's kind of fucked up that you and I are expected to continue performing at high levels through a pandemic, but in the last six months I've watched various bedrock foundational systems including federal education and public health systems fail and basic routine stuff like home sale transactions get botched.

Things aren't great!

My bio has probably all the relevant information. But for the new folks, an / post I can pin:

I'm the admin of though you may know me better from other recent public activities. Contact me if you have questions about the instance or adjusting to mastodon generally.

Other things I do are bike, play volleyball, and get cancelled for being a pragmatist.

I am selective about allowing followers so I can be comfortable posting privately.

Snark, genital mention, WPATH compliance 

Now give me my vag you cowards

This is all pretty stressful, and different kinds and magnitudes of stress for different people in different situations.

Be extra kind to others and to yourself if you can.

Going to reinterpret Nietzsche's philosophy of the overman after it turns out she's trans.

I mean....

Getting smoothleg after 65 miles of biking: so rewarding

Just used the phrase "Encyclopedias Brown" in a work email ama

I might have either taken a bold step to advance my career today, or I might have walked myself off a cliff and I will hang suspended in mid-air Wile E Coyote style until I am forced to look down.

Can't wait for self-driving cars to use data like this!!

I thought you might like to know that, according to the extremely unscientific methodologies I have at my disposal, MSP Social is really :gay:


A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.