Mad Trans Dreams

Visions and Resistance from outside Norms of Gender and Mental Health

Op-ed: Breaking My Silence as a Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide by Shane Ortega

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Check out Shane Ortega’s op-ed in the Advocate. Content warnings for rape, child abuse, child neglect, suicide, and death of a loved one.

“Suicide is a topic that needs to be discussed in the light of day, maybe even while sitting at the table with friends over coffee. It shouldn’t be hushed. Let’s start more conversations, even if they scare us. When we do this, we need to move the conversation away from hypermasculinity and understandings given to us by our patriarchal, cisnormative society.”

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