Transgender Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders in the Transgender Population

The intense body dissatisfaction and dysphoria a trans* person experiences (often) far exceeds that of their cisgender counterpart who suffers from eating disorders. I first gained awareness of eating disorders within the trans population when I read Second Son by Ryan K. Sallans. This honest and candid book chronicles Ryan’s transition from female to male,…

Five Days That Profoundly Changed My Life (Part 1)

A gender transition is fraught with many remarkable moments — both small and big — that are self-defining, life-affirming, (perhaps) death-defying and completely confounding at times for anyone taking this journey. Recently, mine has played out a little differently than I would have expected.  BY TAWNI SOFIA Perspective affords us wisdom as we move forward,…