Imagine living every day in a body that isn’t your own. It’s a body that’s completely
foreign to your brain. It feels, looks and works differently than your mind would expect it to.
And when you try to fix this frustrating, broken connection, people discriminate against you and
strip away your rights. This is what transgender people go through every day. If this isn’t
challenging enough, add trying to access and pay for health care.
- I wrote this opinion piece for MSCM 275 Information Gathering class, after doing a semester-long research project on transgender healthcare. Along with this short piece, I completed a 150-page research paper on whether workplaces should provide health insurance coverage for transgender health needs, such as transitioning surgeries or hormones.