At Mermaids we know that the suffering caused by gender dysphoria can be extreme. Children and young people are often bullied, isolated, and sometimes even physically attacked.
The pieces on this page were written and sent in to Mermaids. If you are a parent, carer or professional, we hope that by reading them, you can gain some understanding of what it feels like to deal with this. If you are currently struggling with your own gender identity issues, reading these might show that you are not alone. If you would like to send in a piece of work to Mermaids we would be delighted to receive it. You can send by email or post, our contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.