I really lucked out by not stumbling into a gatekeeper in the process of getting HRT.
Well, some luck, and some caution—when I was first trying to get in to see a therapist I scheduled with a gender therapist and the scheduling system tried to reschedule me with some regular-ass therapist who would have probably done all sorts of things instead of acknowledge and treat my gender dysphoria.
If I had gotten trapped in that professional vortex I might still be trying to get HRT.
me: *acknowledges the complexity of the challenges we face in life, how there are often many or no solutions to the things that cause us distress, and how simply noticing and accepting the emotions that are present is often the best thing we can do for ourselves*
also me: i just need a girl to tie me up and all my problems will be solved
my ulterior motive behind all of this: in your post-capitalist society, trans ppl should be able to access all forms of gender-affirming care that society can currently provide, including hrt and gcs
obv this extends to other areas of marginalization; ppl who need meds should be able to access all the medical care they need
and that requires some seriously advanced supply lines and production chains! just gotta do it ethically and without exploitation