Because I transitioned 20 years ago, I know many MTF transitioners
that were in my cohort or even 5-10 years before. What I see is
concerning. I am the only one out of them that has detransitioned, and
most of them would not say that they regret their transition and
continue to go by feminine pronouns and feminine names. In terms of
life outcomes, I would say economically they are mostly doing well.
However, socially they are struggling. Most of them are alone. I see a
lot of social anxiety, people being unwilling to leave the house. In
addition, they still continue to deal with dysphoria and have emotional
I want to point out that Third Way Trans is not a blog that necessarily promotes detransitioning or not transitioning. It is simply the thoughts of someone who did transition from male to female, and then detransitioned. The author remains open minded but promotes, as it says at the top of the page, "alternate ways to think about gender dysphoria, gender identity, retransition, detransition and transgender issues from a former trans woman and psychology grad student".
Monika: At the time of your transition, did you have any transgender role models that you could follow?
I did my whole transition following my heart and staying true to who I
was inside... And not giving up no matter what.
When I first started I felt very lonely but somehow while listening to
Mariah Carey's songs and believing in my dream I just didn't give up. I
knew someday somehow I would accomplish everything I ever dreamed of.
The power of hope and belief.
I can say Dreams are real today.
The question, above, is just one of many from Monila Kowalska's in-depth interview with model, Yunii Carey. I don't think we have ever featured Monika's blog on T-Central. It's listed on the right side of the T-Central page, under "Other Stuff We Follow". And good stuff, it is!
I don't know how she does it, but Monika has somehow managed to interview 320 notable transgender folks for her blog.
If you haven't browsed Monika's blog, now is a good time to get started.