In episode 123 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with Jayme.
Jayme is a writer, commentator, disability advocate for cerebral palsy and transsexual man.
In this episode we discuss the difficulties that living with cerebral palsy has presented him throughout his life, the process of transition for him and why he’s found it difficult to get the medical support he needs despite jumping through all the right hoops.
We also discuss the loss of his brother in a car accident when Jayme was 18, having to start university just months after it and the suicidality he experienced in that period of grief.
We conclude by discussing his fears for the gender dysphoric children seeking medical transition right now, why he feels there is an unnecessary narrative of fear around trans people coming to harm and the abuse he’s received from people within the trans community for writing about his experiences.
As always, #itsokaytovent
You can follow Jayme on social media below:
Subscribe to Jayme’s Substack ‘Selfmade Renegade’ here.
You can read the article Jayme discussed ‘She Just Can’t Wait to Be King: The Hubris Infecting Young Trans Men’ here.
You can also read the article Jayme wrote about her transition in more depth here.
TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast contains a deep discussion about grief, suicide and self-harm which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.