arin_rowan (arin_rowan) wrote,

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My days of fun in the world of psychiatry are certainly coming to a middle

*Looking around for new psychiatrists and making a trial phone call*
Me: "Hi, I emailed you earlier?"
Her: "Oh, yes. I was a little confused by your name, and want to make sure I had it right?
Me: "Oh, right. Z is my real name, but I prefer to use Y, and sign most of my stuff ZY so people aren't so confused when I start using Y."
Her: "I see. So, how long have you been transitioning?"
Me: "Um."
Her: "I just want to make sure I'm using the pronoun you're most comfortable with. Do you prefer he or she?"

(Apparently if you call people in the metal health industry with a deep voice and a gender neutral nickname, assumptions are made. Only in Seattle).
Tags: mental health

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