I have written about binding and certain websites where binders can be obtained, but I would like to rate some of them, share my information with those of you out there who would like to know. I have gotten binders from two separate websites: http://www.underworks.com/ftm/ and http://www.t-kingdom.com/. I have previously spoken about the binders I have used from T Kingdom, so it’s Underworks’ turn, keeping in mind there are two main things you look for in a binder: comfort and binding effectiveness.
I stumbled across a news article recently on MSNBC.com. Not that the article itself was particularly recent (It’s actually from 2010.), but the headline caught my eye: “Transgender Americans face high suicide rate.” Note that they do not say higher, only high, because to describe the percentage of suicide attempts for transgendered individuals versus that of the general public, there is a gigantic leap. According to the article, written by Clara Moskowitz, 41% of trangender people have attempted suicide while the suicide rate of the general population is 1.6%.
Sometimes we all go to a dark place and need a voice to pull us put. Unfortunately when we reach out for help either no-one is there, we think no-one is there or at the very least we can’t put into words how we feel and just want to be held in silence. Depression, outside forces, and life in general play a part in adding to one’s darkness and even those who manage to go about their everyday life like there is nothing wrong could very well suffer from depression or suicidal thoughts.
Because of the severity of this letter I received, I have already spoken with the writer personally. But to keep up with my normal routine I waited until today to post. The issue has been handled she is now under medical care.