Reminder than “trans” and “man”/”woman” are separate words.
✗ - Transwoman
✗ - Transman
✓ - Trans woman
✓ - Trans man
You don’t say “blackwomen” or “tallmen.” Adjectives shouldn’t be attached to their nouns. Trans women and trans men are still women and men and by attaching the adjective to try and make a new word, you are othering them and making it appear as though they are “not really men/women.”
Anonymous said: Hi Emy, how are you? What's it like to have a gf from another country?
Sorry for the late reply. I am still kind of in a whirlwind at the moment as I moved to Amsterdam last week to study so I’ve been getting sorted and settled in and making friends! I am tired and excited and a little anxious all at the same time but I am having an amazing time!
Having a girlfriend from another country is a challenge. When I am in England I am always counting down the days until I next see her, and missing her is pretty much a constant feeling. That being said, having a girlfriend from another country is fucking awesome! It gives you the opportunity to visit another country and integrate in a different culture; learn a different language; make new friends. I don’t want what I just said to be misinterpreted as if I am using my girlfriend, though!
Now that I am living in the same country as my girlfriend, it definitely makes things easier. I can see her more often and I can even feel her presence when she is not here - just because I know that we are in the same country it helps.
What I would ultimately like to emphasise is that having a girlfriend from another country is one of the hardest things but one of the most fantastic things in my life. You really have to know each other and trust each other well. If you can both manage that, don’t let the distance put you off!
Thanks for the question, anon, and I hope you’re well :)