Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place - Chapters 11 - 15 Summary & Analysis

Jackson Bird
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Jackson writes about gender dysphoria, which "refers to distress experienced when your gender doesn't match the one you were assigned at birth" (Loc 1503). He writes about the history of his diagnosis, whether it should be classified as a medical condition, and how it either helps or hinders trans people in accessing the resources they need. Jackson had been dealing with dysphoria for years. Binding his chest helped a lot, but it wasn't a full solution.

Partway through University, Jackson decided to transfer schools, partly to pursue filmmaking elsewhere and partly to escape the mentally unhealthy environment which was persisting at Southwestern with the presence of his ex on campus. Before transferring, Jackson did a study abroad semester in Amsterdam. Jackson's experience in Amsterdam was an even further awakening into the spectrum of gender and sexuality as he met may diverse people. He considered...

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