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What are some ways to alleviate gender dysphoria in an unsafe environment where you are not supported?

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Last Updated: 08/19/2020 at 12:27am
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August 19th, 2020 12:27am
Hello! I’m really sorry to hear that you’re in an unsupportive environment and I wish I could change a magic wand and change that for you. But, since I can’t, I’m going to give you some tips that you might find helpful. I don’t know what gender you are, so I’m going to provide general tips. - Dress like the gender you are, not the one you were born as. Do it in secret if you have to. I stashed some clothes that made me feel comfortable in my closet and wore them in the bathroom where I knew people wouldn’t see me. - Let your hair grow out/cut your hair if you can. If you can’t cut your hair, then make a ponytail and wear it under a hat, in secret if you need to. -Shave body hair/let it grow out. Males generally have more body hair than females. - Go by your right name/pronouns online. I believe there’s a site called the Pronoun Dressing Room where you can try out names/pronouns. - Most importantly, be yourself. Do whatever makes you feel the most comfortable being yourself, and what you feel safe doing. I hope my answer was at least somewhat helpful and I want you to know that I accept you and you’re valid, no matter what