Interview in Allure - Selfies for Self-confidence

Recently, I was interviewed in Allure. We talked about how selfies can help trans and nonbinary people reclaim their self-image and the pitfalls of living online.

I love this article! The author did a great job interviewing a wide range of trans and nonbinary people. The whole thing is worth a read, but here are some of my favorite excerpts:

Seeing other people have the courage to love themselves loudly and publicly online gave me the courage to start all of this.

- Robin Ford

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Sharing a selfie feels like an act of personal assertion:

I am trans, this is my presentation, you will see me the way I wish to be seen.

- Foster Rudy

There is a huge amount of identity policing within and around the LGBT community. Queer communities find pressure to conform to standards set by their own groups — ‘to be queer, trans, lesbian, etcetera enough’ ... This is all bullshit, of course.

No one should feel like their identity is in a display case for others to rate and judge

- Kimberly Vered Shashoua, LCSW

Getting gender counseling and seeing a gender therapist online or in Austin can help your confidence and self-esteem

Getting transgender therapy online or in Austin, Texas can make you feel more like yourself.

[Taking a selfie is] a simple, accessible way to create solidarity and resist the forces in our everyday lives that try to erase our identities.

Proudly posting a selfie sends a message that we have a right to exist and be seen, and that we get to take control of our own narratives.

- Riley R. L.

Gender counseling online and in-person for teens and young adults

Want more support as you explore your gender? Vered Counseling is an Austin-based gender therapy clinic. We specialize in working with teens, young adults, and entire families.

Read more about our therapy for transgender teens or counseling for transgender adults. If you want more problem-solving and less therapy, see if a transgender road map session would be right for you.

Check out the Vered Counseling blog for more helpful tips, like what is gender therapy like, how to get a HRT letter in Texas or North Carolina, and what are puberty blockers.

We also provide support for parents of transgender teenagers and adults.

Ready to get started? Contact Vered Counseling today!


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