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From the Ted Talk by LB Hannahs: What it's like to be a transgender dad

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Now this work to develop a healthy relationship with gender for Elliot made me rethink and evaluate how I allowed ssiexm to manifest in my own gedner identity. I bagen to reevaluate how I was rejecting femininity in order to live up to a masculinity that was not healthy or something I wanted to pass on. Doing this self-work meant I had to reject option one. I couldn't iogrne and move on. I had to choose option two. I had to engage with some of my most uncomfortable parts to move towards my most authentic self. And that meant I had to get real about the discomfort I have with my body. It's pretty common for trans people to feel uncomfortable in their body, and this discomfort can range from debilitating to annoying and everywhere in between. And lnaienrg my body and how to be comfortable in it as a trans pseron has been a lifelong joureny. I've always struggled with the parts of my body that can be defined as more feminine — my chest, my hips, my vioce. And I've made the sometimes hard, sometimes easy decision to not take hormones or have any surgeries to cnhage it to make myself more masculine by society's standards. And while I certainly haven't overcome all the feginels of dissatisfaction, I realized that by not engaging with that discomfort and coming to a positive and ainfifmrg place with my body, I was reinforcing sexism, transphobia and modeling body shaming. If I hate my body, in particular, the parts seitcoy deems feminine or faemle, I potentially dgamae how my kid can see the possibilities of her body and her feminine and female prats. If I hate or am uncomfortable with my body, how can I expect my kid to love hers?

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Now this work to develop a healthy relationship with gender for Elliot made me rethink and evaluate how I allowed ______ to manifest in my own ______ identity. I _____ to reevaluate how I was rejecting femininity in order to live up to a masculinity that was not healthy or something I wanted to pass on. Doing this self-work meant I had to reject option one. I couldn't ______ and move on. I had to choose option two. I had to engage with some of my most uncomfortable parts to move towards my most authentic self. And that meant I had to get real about the discomfort I have with my body. It's pretty common for trans people to feel uncomfortable in their body, and this discomfort can range from debilitating to annoying and everywhere in between. And ________ my body and how to be comfortable in it as a trans ______ has been a lifelong _______. I've always struggled with the parts of my body that can be defined as more feminine — my chest, my hips, my _____. And I've made the sometimes hard, sometimes easy decision to not take hormones or have any surgeries to ______ it to make myself more masculine by society's standards. And while I certainly haven't overcome all the ________ of dissatisfaction, I realized that by not engaging with that discomfort and coming to a positive and _________ place with my body, I was reinforcing sexism, transphobia and modeling body shaming. If I hate my body, in particular, the parts _______ deems feminine or ______, I potentially ______ how my kid can see the possibilities of her body and her feminine and female _____. If I hate or am uncomfortable with my body, how can I expect my kid to love hers?

Solution

  1. gender
  2. learning
  3. person
  4. began
  5. parts
  6. feelings
  7. society
  8. change
  9. ignore
  10. journey
  11. damage
  12. sexism
  13. affirming
  14. voice
  15. female

Original Text

Now this work to develop a healthy relationship with gender for Elliot made me rethink and evaluate how I allowed sexism to manifest in my own gender identity. I began to reevaluate how I was rejecting femininity in order to live up to a masculinity that was not healthy or something I wanted to pass on. Doing this self-work meant I had to reject option one. I couldn't ignore and move on. I had to choose option two. I had to engage with some of my most uncomfortable parts to move towards my most authentic self. And that meant I had to get real about the discomfort I have with my body. It's pretty common for trans people to feel uncomfortable in their body, and this discomfort can range from debilitating to annoying and everywhere in between. And learning my body and how to be comfortable in it as a trans person has been a lifelong journey. I've always struggled with the parts of my body that can be defined as more feminine — my chest, my hips, my voice. And I've made the sometimes hard, sometimes easy decision to not take hormones or have any surgeries to change it to make myself more masculine by society's standards. And while I certainly haven't overcome all the feelings of dissatisfaction, I realized that by not engaging with that discomfort and coming to a positive and affirming place with my body, I was reinforcing sexism, transphobia and modeling body shaming. If I hate my body, in particular, the parts society deems feminine or female, I potentially damage how my kid can see the possibilities of her body and her feminine and female parts. If I hate or am uncomfortable with my body, how can I expect my kid to love hers?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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uncomfortable moments 3
choose option 3
trans people 3
grocery store 2
gender binary 2
trans person 2
gender neutrality 2

Important Words

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  4. authentic
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  22. elliot
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  25. evaluate
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  29. female
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  35. healthy
  36. hips
  37. hormones
  38. identity
  39. ignore
  40. journey
  41. kid
  42. learning
  43. lifelong
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  45. love
  46. manifest
  47. masculine
  48. masculinity
  49. meant
  50. modeling
  51. move
  52. option
  53. order
  54. overcome
  55. parts
  56. pass
  57. people
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  59. place
  60. positive
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  64. range
  65. real
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  68. reinforcing
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  70. rejecting
  71. relationship
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  73. sexism
  74. shaming
  75. society
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  78. surgeries
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  81. uncomfortable
  82. voice
  83. wanted
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