I’m in my room. The area around me is familiar, but alien. I reach out, but it feels as if I can’t touch anything, like I’m some ethereal entity that can’t influence the physical world around them. Nothing around me moves or changes, it’s as if time has stopped. Maybe…

I’ve been exploring my gender a lot lately, and bit by bit, I’m becoming more and more comfortable seeing myself as a transfeminine person, and feel more and more relaxed and comfortable in that place. Gender can often feel extremely overwhelming, but as I explore certain aspects of myself through…

I’ve been watching the HBO documentary series “The Vow”, which is about the cult known as NXIVM and the horrible things that happened, all under the oversight of founder Keith Raniere. The series is powerful is how it presents the seductive nature of the cult, appearing first as a program…

Content Warning: Dysphoria

If you had told me that I experienced dysphoria when I started questioning my gender, I would have been very surprised and disbelieving. I spent a lot of time invested in the question of if merely having a fantasy of being a woman sometimes was enough to…

I still don’t know what it means to be a woman. On Netflix’s excellent show Sex Education, a group of high school girls are given the task of finding what they all have in common. The conclusion they come to is: “Other than non-consensual penises, not much”. Gender is something…

Leah Bryce

Pseudonymous Canadian under the trans* umbrella. They/them

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