Janice Raymond, Sheila Jeffries, Cathy Brennan, et al. I would ask a quiet moment of reflection.
You do not understand trans women. You deny we exist. Yet, here I am. A trans woman.
I have never claimed to feel “like a woman”.
I have never claimed to know what a woman feels like.
I have never denied your womanhood.
I have never denied anything you have felt.
Yet I am not male.
Everything I know points to me being a woman.
Everything I feel points to me being a woman.
I have felt this way since as far back as I can remember.
Yet you still deny how I feel.
This isn’t erasure.
This is destruction.
I will fight this.
Not One More.