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Self-Help

self helpReading articles written by other transgender and gender quesioning people who have experienced either long-term mental illness, or mental illness as a result of unrelenting prejudice and discrimination can be a great way to get motivated about making positive changes in your life to start to move away from being a victim of these circumstances.

The Self-Help section of the Gender Centre website contains a number of articles about the challenging issues commonly faced by transgender and gender questioning people and includes the successful and not-s-successful experiences of others, and in time will also include other resources such as books, book reviews, videos, links to other websites and more. The articles below are just a few of the articles currently on the Self-Help page of this website.

WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES, YOUR MIND CAN IMAGINE, AND ANYTHING YOU CAN DREAM

Article appeared in Polare 30, April 1999

There comes a time, after things have settled down following our emergence from hiding when we need to realise our true value, what we need from this new life, and what we hope and dream for the future ... 

SEX AND GENDER DIVERSE COUPLES SHARE THEIR RELATIONSHIP EXPERIENCES

Article appeared in Polare 65, May 2005

This study involved sex and gender diverse couples that were asked about the coping and managing strategies that help them have relationships. The Analysis revealed areas in which psychotherapists can help those individuals and couples sustain loving relationships ...

HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH AND BE PROUD

Article appeared in Polare 11, Feb 1996

I am writing in regard to an article published in Polare in May 1995, written by Val titled "You're a Tranny & You're Beautiful". I have been on hormone treatment for four months now and I have never feltbetter. I have seen my physical and psychological state change very quicklyand it feels great. I am a nice person and socially interact well with people. Ihave worked for eight years as an aerobics instructor which helped build myconfidence greatly. I was once a painfully shy person, but not anymore. Andyes, I do love myself, but not in an egotistical way, I just feel really comfortablewith myself. I feel that I am a beautiful tranny. I have men chasing and complimenting me,and I am not complaining for one moment as I love the attention.

DON'T YOU DARE LET ANYONE SAY OTHERWISE!

Article appeared in Polare 7, May 1995

Life as a tranny is not an easy one. Every day there is another challenge, hurdle, or drama. Val writes that for her, it's been a strange and exciting experience. The four or so years have seen extreme highs to extreme lows, a combination of emotions and hormones ...

UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERY NEGATIVE HAS A POSITIVE

Article appeared in Polare 37, June 2000

Sarah J. Rutherford teaches us the importance of accepting the balance of things. That unless we can accept how things are, we cannot appreciate or begin to understand and then learn or become better. Unless we accept, we will never be able to contemplate change ...

TRUE TALES OF SEX AND GENDER DIVERSITY

Article appeared in Polare 54, October 2003

Finding the Real Me by Tracie O'Keefe and Katrina Fox is unstructured and as such reflects the nature of diversity, stories of male-to-female, female-to-male and androgyny are interspersed with stories of older and younger people, complete and incomplete transitions ...

 
 
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