Treat it Queer
Freddie Lian sat down with one of the founders of Treat it Queer, which is a foundation dedicated to inclusive healthcare, to talk about their mission.
Am I or Do I Have a Body
One sometimes speaks of a Soul or something similar. But who or what then is that Soul or that ‘I’ who has this body? Do they even exist? And what does this mean for the experience of life with this body?
The Healing Art of Tattoos
By integrating art therapy into the tattooing process and emphasizing on offering the most comfortable experience possible, artist Loek tries to offer a safe space for everyone with his own tattoo shop.
My Body isn’t Mine
Despite all the work I had been putting into healing my relationship with my body, the years of body dysmorphia and internalised fatphobia hid that what I truly hated deep down was that it was perceived as a woman’s body.
Puberty inhibitors aren’t dangerous, the wrong puberty is
“Isn’t that dangerous, those puberty inhibitors?” It’s a question I’ve been asked many times when I tell people that I started my physical transition at age 13. To map out the vital meaning of puberty inhibitors, I spoke with three young transgender people.
Double diagnoses: Autism and gender dysphoria
I was diagnosed with a form of autism (PDD-NOS) not long before I started my transition at the Amsterdam UMC. In the peer support group for trans men I started visiting, as well as in online groups I joined, I met many people with the same 'double diagnoses'.
4 Trans men talk about pregnancy
At the mention of ‘pregnant trans men’ many people over thirty will think of Thomas Beatie, the American who obtained publicity in 2007 with his pregnancy and turned the world upside down. Despite the many other pregnant trans men who followed or came before him, the topic is still taboo. After all, how can someone insist that he is male
Fertility choices for trans masculine people
(AFAB= Assigned Female at Birth, AMAB=Assigned Male at Birth) What choices do you have as a trans masculine person when it comes to fertility? Dr. Norah Van Mello is a gynaecologist and since 2016 she has been employed at the outpatient clinic for gender dysphoria at Amsterdam UMC. Here she holds a fertility consultation hour for transgender persons on a weekly
What Is the Connection Between My Gender Identity and Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Within the time span of about a year I’ve thrown three coming-outs out of the closet: I turned out to be queer, I have ASD, and I am non-binary.