an awesome post on a subject that is quite near and dear to my heart. being able to be called by the name with which one identifies is one thing…but being legally identified with a certain name and gender can be constraining … as my daughter knows.
this year a good friend of mine who is a trans-woman urged me to change my daughter’s birth certificate as soon as possible…and while i agree that it must be done before she obtains a driver’s license etc. i think i’ll wait til she’s been on the puberty blockers for a while…and cross hormones…cause i’ve heard those can really change your mind!
in her new and ‘right mind’ she might just want to give herself a new name.