Gender Dysphoria: the feeling of discomfort or distress due to a mismatch between a person's biological sex and gender identity. For people who experience this, it can be both stressful and upsetting, it can make you feel extremely uncomfortable and there really is no other sensation like it to compare it to, but I will do my best to describe how it feels to me. For me it feels like everything about my body is wrong, or like I’m trapped in a body that isnt my own and there’s no escape
There are some days when dysphoria is so bad that it can get in the way of my plans for the day, or, if I’m in in school, it can make it hard for me to focus for the rest of that day, meaning I can end up being behind on work, and having to try and catch up. Some days it makes me feel anxious and self conscious about how I look, but one of the most common feelings for me is anger or frustration towards myself or others around me and I tend to lash out at people for it
There can be many different factors that contribute to making dysphoria worse and make it harder to deal with, these are a few main ones for me:
So, dealing with it. For those of you who experience dysphoria, you’ll know how hard it is to ease it. So here are some little tips and tricks to help ease it
I hope that my advice helps you in some way, shape or form, if it did, let me know, and if not let me know, any constructive criticism is always welcome! If you want to talk to me about anything I’ve said or want more advice, you can pm me on Instagram or Twitter or write it in the comments, and just remember, you are valid no matter what, anyone else says, and you aren’t alone in this, just do your best to stay strong, you will get through this, I believe in you! ~Alex ❤️
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