What can I do to feel more positive about my trans identity?

If you know you’re trans but are struggling to embrace this part of yourself, you may want to find sources of affirmation. Here are some trans-specific ideas:

  • Read or listen to books by trans authors

  • Meet and hang out with other trans people

  • Journal or write about your gender

  • Make art about your gender: collage, movies, cartoons, music, etc.

  • Listen to music by trans musicians

  • Go to drag shows

  • Watch movies and TV shows that respectfully include trans characters

  • Seek out role models

General strategies for boosting your self-esteem can also help. You may want to ask a counsellor about recommended strategies and resources.