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Discussion on: The incredible weight of being a trans woman in tech

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Anderson Reinkordt

Wow, thank you Penelope!

"Not actually being a man meant that when I thought I was one, all I could really do is copy what other cis men do, but not having the best basis for it, it was a warped copy."

I feel that really likely describes what so many male-assigned people are doing in our culture. And that actually gives me something I've been looking for, a way to empathize with toxic masculinity that I have all of my life. So many are just doing that. How many times have I had my "man card" taken away? Too many to count. For my life, I fought it and never wanted to be a part of it. I really appreciate you sharing these parts of your life and the depth of your self-reflection. They are truly helpful and opening for me.