Gender identity can play a huge part in our lives as we’re growing up, and it’s common to
question your gender identity.
Your physical features do not determine your gender. Babies are assigned a sex at birth based
on anatomical features, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to identify with this - and that is perfectly okay!
If you identify with your birth sex, this is known as cisgender. If you don’t, it’s likely
that you fit under the broad category of gender diversity.
We begin expressing our gender at very early ages
usually around 2 or 3 years old
through the way we talk about ourselves and choose to dress.
As we get older and enter our teenage years, it’s super common to experiment with your
gender. Finding what works for you and expressing your gender can be an exhilarating and
freeing experience. Just remember, whatever makes you feel the most yourself and confident, is the way you should be living your life.
While it can definitely feel like you’re alone in this, keep in mind that there are lots of young
people questioning and exploring their gender identity. Some people find it beneficial
speaking to a supportive healthcare professional while figuring out their gender identity. The
world is becoming more aware and accepting of gender diversity, but it can still be a
confronting thing to explore if you don’t have a supportive network around you.
And remember, despite all this talk of exploring your gender identity, you don’t need to label
yourself! You do whatever works for you.
Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!
The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Dylan Scholinski This riveting true story details the journey of Daphne, after finding herself hospital, unable to identify as a 'sexual female'. This leads to her final transition into Dylan.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Liam lives a double life. By day he is Liam, the boy everyone knows, by night Liam transform into Luna - the person Liam really wants to be, but is scared to reveal to their family
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
David's parents think he's gay. Only his two best friends know the real truth - David wants to be female. Fortunately, David meets Leo, and the two form a friendship that will change the course of their lives.
In the '90s, Laurence tells his girlfriend, Fred, that he wants to become a woman; they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families and brave the phobias of the society they offend.
Tomboy This story revolves around a trans girl who is introduced to her neighbourhood as a boy but feels alienated in the society.
Paris is Burning
An iconic documentary exploring the drag culture of New York in the 1990's. The performers are socially shunned but find support in each other.
If you would like to explore what’s going on
for you today, then just jump on! You will be
welcomed to a safe, warm, non-judgemental
space where you can be yourself and uncover
what is important to you. You have all the answers. Let us help you find your way.