My FTM Quest to Be One of the Guys

My favorite meme for what it’s like to be closeted/pre-transition: “closeted FTM living with girls.”

When I was in middle school, I prided myself on being the only girl in my friend group. At lunch, my three male friends and I would crowd around a circular table to eat our mediocre school-provided meals. I lamented in my journal about wishing I could be in their sleepovers and daydreamed about outings that the four of us had — going to the movies, or a mini golf course. I was always the only girl, and I took my place in our…



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