My name is Rachel Saunders, and I am a proud trans woman

Rachel Saunders
3 min readMar 8, 2024
Photo by Rahul Pandit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/scenic-view-of-sky-during-sunset-2086748/

Some things are worth keeping private, which is why I tend to guard my personal identity closely. Since I came out in 2000 I have tended to keep my trans identity low key, preferring to share my experiences anonymously to avoid harassment. This has especially been true since 2020 as the shape of the trans discourse has taken a much darker tone. However, while I still desire privacy in many…

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