Nourish the Mind, Body and Soul -Welcome to Transgender Soul
The Meaning of Transgender Soul
Transgender Soul describes the myth at the heart of our gendered lives that creates meaning from our experience of having a gendered identity in conflict with our transsexual body. We each have a personal and unique story about what this conflict between the spirit and the flesh means to us. This conflict can create pain, suffering, and confusion which is made worse by the lack of compassion within society, religion, medicine, and psychiatry.
We can open our hearts to compassion for ourselves and others while we re-write our own personal stories to make meaning of our transsexual experiences. The phrase TransgenderSoul is used to mean the inner image of ourselves as a gendered and sexual person whether or not that image has been made in the flesh through use of sex hormones or surgery.
However we experience our TransgenderSoul, this inner image calls us to seek out the truth about who we are and then to live out that truth as a genuine person even in the face of stigmatization, opposition, and condemnation.
An outstanding and much deserved thank you to Dr. Rachael St. Claire, the original creator and editor of Transgender Soul. A large part of the content of this website is the original text from the former site. Throughout my early transition and surgeries I found Transgender Soul to be a competent and useful resource for unbiased transition information. A heartfelt token of gratitude goes out to all those who contributed to this project.