That's really means a lot to hear--so unexpected that I got kind of teary, actually!

What hit home was when you said "convinced trans kids like myself are lying and don't deserve to be treated with respect." You're absolutely right, that believing a person's authenticity and autonomy is a necessary part of respect (something I've often forgotten!).

Thank you again. It sounds like you could teach adults a thing or two!

PhD in clinical psychology, writer, mother. Someone who needs to simmer down, already.