The idea of continuing to live the way I did before had become unbearable and unsustainableand the worst of it has been distressing my children, but this is the person I have to be. The majority of transgender individuals lead normal lives, preferring to blend into society rather than stand out.Transition in the workplace There are situations where blending in is almost impossible, as many transgender professionals will attest, and the workplace can prove a harrowing challenge to those going through the transition.There are some situations where a frank conversation is all that is needed to ensure everyone is on the same page and there are no unknowns.She mentions topics which were discussed included which bathroom she would be using and how her colleagues could expect her to dress going forward.Most people have a gender identity of man or woman (or boy or girl).For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those two choices.She also noted: “I have noticed that I get a more positive reaction to my journey when I provide a medical reason for my change: in my case, I was born intersex (when the person is born with both male and female physical characteristics).
It’s not a choice The decision to transition is not an easy one to make.
Sibusiso Kheswa, director of Gender Dynamix, stresses the importance of getting the Department of Home Affairs to “” He adds that Home Affairs staff must be sent for sensitivity training, especially in how to speak to trans people. She described her experience at Home Affairs as “” the department daily, she received her updated ID after two months.
She has offered to give a talk about transgender people to Home Affairs employees.
Trans job seekers who are transitioning often find it difficult to find work if they do not conform to employers expectations.
Discrimination usually starts during the interview process, and as such many trans people find themselves unemployed and struggling to secure full-time lucrative careers.