A CONVERSATION WITH CLAIRE PROSHO
TRANSGENDER WOMAN, BISEXUAL, ADHD
1 hr 23 min. Recorded on 22 March 2022.
Claire’s pronouns are she/her, and she is a transgender woman. Find out what that means to Claire in this episode.
We also talk about the lack of female role models in the 70s, trying to reconcile the expected side and the authentic side of us, the entanglement of gender, mental health and neurodivergence, feeling like yourself for the first time, reframing gendered activities, identifying as vs identifying with, gender alignment rather than transition, and having more stories to tell.
Terminology: GIC = Gender Identity Clinic. CW: suicide
“The pain and depression…of hiding who you really are every day. That old me, that me that everybody thought they knew, wasn’t me. But that makes it harder for people who know you to adjust, because they think it IS you.”