The Problems With Being A Transgender Gamer #0 - Introduction
I would like to start by saying my name is Tera. I am a Transgender MTF person who owns an ever growing gaming YouTube Channel. Through my adventures of being on Transgender YouTube Gamer I have definitely experienced the brunt of the gender-based society in which we live in. People can be cruel, people can be ignorant, yet often times people are just trying to understand something they have never experienced themselves. An I have been finding that it is up to me to educate people, to give them the chance to understand. While gaming is the primary focus of my YouTube Channel, I often get comments related to me being a transgender gamer.
Taking a step back, I will tell you about myself. I am 20 years old and I am in a wonderful "lesbian relationship" with my fiance. I have been on hormones for about a year and half now and hardly resemble the "boy" that I used to portray myself to be. One thing that most people find weird about my transition is the neglect to try and change my voice. I enjoy having a boyish/androgynous sounding voice even if for most others that may be off-putting (which I find funny). While being transgender does consume a large portion of my life I have a ton of interest. One very important interest to me is that of gaming. I have been gaming on YouTube for around 2 months now. I have played video games since I was pushed out into this wonderful world (wonderful world because I like to be optimistic). Gaming to me is more than just a hobby, it saved my life. In my youth I had constant struggles trying to figure out who I really was, having a different body than the one I should of been born with even brought me to the edge of suicide. An the only thing that saved me was video games. It was my escape from the cage in which I was born within. An for that reason I look at video games within a different lighting than most others do. In addition, I am also in college studying psychology. In the future I hope to become a gender and sex therapist to aid others like myself in the LGBTQ community. I find that one thing transgender individuals lack is proper psycho-therapeutic care.
I don't really know what else to say about myself. If anything I am an extremely open individual so don't be afraid to ask me any questions.
For those that want to know my YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TerafiedGaming
P.S. This is a post that I made from reddit, I am going starting a text-based series detailing my experiences as a Transgamer!