Fragments of Living as a Transgender Man

Fragments of Living as a Transgender Man

Matt Hood

My entry expresses self-direction. Being who you are in the face of adversity. Throwing caution to the wind, and going with the flow. It also expresses achievement. How far I've come, and the fact that I'm still here is my biggest achievement to date. It also expresses power. Being assertive and not letting people tell me I cannot be comfortable in my own skin. It also expresses kindness. Being kind to others, but also being kind to myself. Allowing myself the time and space that I need, and not pressuring myself. But more than anything else, my entry expresses security. Security in myself now that I am comfortable. Security in myself, knowing who is here to support me and who isn't. And security in myself, knowing that I am now the man I was supposed to be from the beginning.

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