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TweetChat with Abbey Tackett: Being a Transgender Women

Abbey Tackett  |  Apr 29 2021

TweetChat with Abbey Tackett: Being a Transgender Women

Abbey Tackett is on the board of Crossport Cincinnati and an employee of Perforce Software. She identifies as a straight transgender woman and a future housewife. She hopes to share her past and current experiences to help other transgender women. 

Abbey Tackett recently came out as a transgender woman at the age of 52, after years of self-recrimination, denial, and hopes of 'getting over it.' She hopes to share her past and current experiences to help other transgender women and men realize they are not alone, there is hope, and that they are valid. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect that of either organization. #LetsTickle @abbeycincy

Q1 What is gender binary ?

A1 Gender binary is defined as when gender is defined as either Male or Female. I fall into this, I'm am Female. But many see themselves on a spectrum between male and female, or a separate gender.

Q2 What advice will you give to people who are unsure about their pronouns?

A2 They should pick whatever they feel the most comfortable with. If they are unsure, but uncomfortable with whatever is being used for them now, they could start with they/their or some of the newer gender-neutral ones.

Q3 What is intersex ?

A3 Intersex is when an individual has chromosomes, gonads, or reproductive organs of both male and female. This happens in anywhere from 0.02% to 1.8% of the population.

Q4 What kind of human rights violations are LGBT people exposed to?

A4 Then you can look at other countries, where there are LGBTQ 'free' zones, where we can be arrested, and far worse.

Then there are Christian 'conversion' camps that torture LGBTQ people into 'normality.'

Then you have to consider the number of transgender women murdered each year, especially transgender women of color. I would consider that a violation of rights. ”

Q5 Does being transgender mean you have to choose an identity for life?

A5 Absolutely NOT! Your feelings may change and evolve over time as you discover more about yourself. There is nothing wrong with that. I know several people whose feelings have changed in a short period of time.

Do not feel bound by ANYONE'S definition of who you are but your own. You should define yourself as you see yourself at that time.

Originally went live @TickleLife on Twitter, on February, 13th '21.


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