I Didn’t Know I Was Privileged until I Gave It up.

Gaining firsthand experience with the gender divide

For most of my life, I presented, even identified, as a heterosexual, cisgender man. I always knew something wasn’t quite right with that but it took me quite a while (read “decades”) to realize that gender was my issue. I suppose I should actually say that I finally accepted that I am a trans woman. Well, a trans femme non-binary . . . look, gender is complicated. My likes, interests, attitudes and even the way I dressed were always on the feminine or…

--

--

--

I’m an LGBTQ+ DEI educator, activist, and writer living in the Midwest with my cat. Call me Addi. They/She. Booking and more info at https://addisonsagenda.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Kavita Ramdas: Portrait of a GroundBreaker

Is Gentrification Really Affecting People The Way We Think It Is?

I Used To Be Anti-Choice

Labeling Asian-Americans as the “model minority” needs to stop.

Shaping Population Through Forced Female Sterilization

3 Things Only Illogical People Believe

Poverty Is No One’s Destiny, But The State Of Mind.

Interacting After Basic Military Training

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Addison Smith

Addison Smith

I’m an LGBTQ+ DEI educator, activist, and writer living in the Midwest with my cat. Call me Addi. They/She. Booking and more info at https://addisonsagenda.com

More from Medium

Trans Life: From The Outside Looking In

Our Black Gay Diaspora Podcast

You Can’t Make Them Love You: Racism Within The Gay Community.

Children’s Shows Aren’t Safe From Gender Stereotypes