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So, I'm trying to get used to this new world of social media where I don't have to worry about arguing with people about my right to exist. Still seems like a dream, but here goes.

So let me introduce myself. My name is Kaity, and I'm a mid-40s trans woman from Australia.

I'll include a picture of me from today.

Anyhow, it's nice to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting you all over time.

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Transphobia and Australian politics 

This is what "support" looks like from Labor. An active rollback of inclusive wording to wording specifically designed to exclude trans people

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it makes me happy to think I'm the girl high school me would have been too nervous to ask out

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Murderbot Diaries, Book 5 Spoilers 

Okay I had some emotional moments when Murderbot thought ART was dead. And when it told Amena about it. Also when ART wasn't actually dead. And that one time ART said, Murderbot doesn't even realize how sophisticated it is. Coming from ART that means a lot I think. 😭
I'm not done reading yet but I'm sooo happy about all the things.
I also found that really amazing fan animation which I can't fully watch yet because it has scenes from book 5 at the end.

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New clothes, retail therapy 

Not sure what it is about shopping. I love being able to buy the clothes I've always salivated over and hated I could never wear.
I think I am a bit of an addict. Lol.
Cath and I attended a new clothing release and I wasn't really sold on it until I got there and found this combination.

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Happy Mothering Sunday to all the mothers, fathers, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, ancles, untis, grandparents and caregivers out there who provide the love, support and care of a mother, that is so important for the sproglings in their lives.

Body parts 

My whole goal is to look like an average woman on average days.

So when I'm looking at the "side" effects of hormones, I would be like, "sure, breasts would be nice, but I don't mind".

I do mind.

I can't explain the joy in looking down and seeing the outline of your chest, catching your reflection in passing windows and mirrors, waking up in the morning and feeling that new weight on your chest.

Looking at yourself, and knowing that it's all you.

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Body parts 

I just want to say, I've always known that tits are great. Always other people's though.

I'm not dissing second party boobs, mind you, but having your own is a whole different thing. I didn't think it would be this big of a deal.

I wanted the hormones so I could feel more comfortable in my own head.

I didn't have noticeable body dysphoria, although the excessive body hair was distressing.

I wanted to look like a woman, mostly to pass under the radar.

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angry spouse gaslighting 

shared with my spouse i went to a -binary support group. it quickly devolved into being told gender is bullshit and there no reason for me to attend unless i want to "become a woman." and
"all of a sudden now people are confused."
"this isn't happening outside of America"
"are you sure you aren't gay?" (for the 500th time)
"there is no nonbinary. you are what you were born with."
"this is just your personality"

trying hard to ignore this. i am not crumbling. just ... damn

Roe v Wade 

I keep looking at the supreme court decision.

I can't believe what's happening over there, it's insane that this is going on in 2022.

I keep wanting to think that it's some kind of trick.

Like they're reversing the decision to clear the way for the president to create federal pro-choice laws, thus removing the ability for individual states to make their own laws.

Because if this truly is for real, the world has gone fully crazy, and I can't even.

Transphobia 

I know that you're all right.
I wanted to say "Shame on you". I wanted to run over and give the trans person/crossdresser an extremely inappropriate hug, or introduce myself and say how lovely they looked.
I know I can deal with it when it happens to me. I know that they don't need me to rescue them. I know that there's nothing I could say to change that man from seeing us as freaks.
I think that a lot of this is about how the ridiculing turned my joy sour, and my inability to fix it.

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Transphobia 

I was out with my friend today at the shopping centre, and we were walking behind an elderly couple.

We approached a crossway, as a lovely person walked across. They were so pretty. I had a big smile and was hoping they would look around so I could wave.

Unfortunately, the man in front of us said something hateful. They both had a laugh. Mood ruined.

I despise myself that I didn't say anything then, but even sitting here afterwards, I don't know what I should have said?

@ada these questions are from Cath (I'll cover point 1):
Since you're hanging out with Ada today, I have some Q's about the D&D game:

1) Does it have to be Monday? [Explain what I do to myself on Sunday nights and Monday mornings if necessary]
2) What hours are we looking at?
3) Is she fully prepared to sign on a self-confessed Chaos Gremlin?
4) Who is DM if not her? [123notit]
5) What sort of game [loose plot/concepts] is happening?

So, I'm trying to get used to this new world of social media where I don't have to worry about arguing with people about my right to exist. Still seems like a dream, but here goes.

So let me introduce myself. My name is Kaity, and I'm a mid-40s trans woman from Australia.

I'll include a picture of me from today.

Anyhow, it's nice to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting you all over time.

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