I'm living with my mother and experiencing a departure from menstruation at the same time as her. We get to share that in a way most inter-generational relationships don't. In different ways, we've both experienced a lack of proper information - she's dealing with misogyny creating a desert of information about menopause, and I'm suffering from a lack of research into how bodies like mine work, lack of recognition that bodies like mine are even possible. Sometimes I cramp. I'm not sure if it's all that's left of a period, now that I'm 9 months on T, or if there's something wrong. I'm hesitant to ask a doctor because of where that could lead, to the improper care or abuse that could occur as a result. I cannot pass as cis one way or the other, there.
By Jasper Round