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25 November 2013 @ 11:58 am
Week 106 - More than I deserve (but I'll take what I can get)  
So a couple weeks ago, I received news I was expecting to not receive. I won't pretend to have any idea what emails, phone calls, nice people, and or dumb luck have come together to make this happen, but I just got the insurance check for my orchi. Even though the surgery was back in May, even though I was told repeatedly not to expect it and had even been told 'that procedure isn't covered for someone of your gender' (multiple times)... It's weird. I've got privilege guilt from the overwhelming good fortune I've had with my transition. I know that much of my good fortune is the result of privilege (even dumb luck is a type of privilege). I just wish I had a better idea of what to do. It's rad for privileged folks to bring up the less fortunate, I just don't know how. I guess if nothing else, I remain visible as heck and I try to help folks out when/if I can.

Also, I try to check my privilege. It's easy to grouse and moan about my tits not being' as big as I'd like when I know damn well I've got buddies worried about not being' able to afford meds. Plenty of cats can't even GET on hormones. We're all in this together.

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PixelFishpixelfish on December 9th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
It's NOT more than you deserve though. Everybody who goes through this process should have it that good. (Better even, because if I recall, there was some gatekeeping earlier in the process that was frustrating you.) I mean it's good that things have been "easier" on you than it is for many folks, but my point is that society should be the one stepping up their game, not you kids.

Hope that makes sense. I feel kinda bad when what should be the bare minimum decent experience is met and folks greet it as incredible luck because society is so shitty.

*all the hugs*