I believe that therapy is a facilitative process with no one being the expert on how to live your life better than you.My role is to help you find the best version of yourself and work with you so you may become that self.""I became a therapist years ago with the thought that I may be able to have some small part in other people's journey in a way that was helpful, supportive, and encouraging.
I think a lot of times when we focus on people who may fit into this binary idea of gender we’re missing the mark.”“I don’t believe the stereotype that the black community is more transphobic or homophobic than the general population.
I will say that in the black community we want our people to have the best opportunities available, and so when you add on any other intersection to a person’s identity in addition to being black, it add’s even more problems for them when it comes to society respecting them.
When you’re crazy, there is no such thing as just getting over something. When I actually go out, I’m around the same people, so much of the time I don’t bother, because dating seems like a crapshoot. When you’re crazy, it’s another mountain that I have to climb, and I’m no athlete. I know we’re not supposed to seek validation from other people, but sometimes it’s nice to feel like someone is looking at me like Kanye West looks at himself in the mirror. If you don’t look or act a certain way, you get looked over.
Depending on your situation, it can take months or even years to truly “get over it.” Sometimes, you never do. I thought my relationship was the one thing I was doing right in the midst of my funk and it got swept out from under me. Although I don’t know her, I experienced a surge of emotions when trans activist Janet Mock married her longtime love Aaron Treadwell. While some of us are running to the chapel to get married, there are folks picking up the pieces of another broken relationship or trying to figure out why someone has ghosted them.
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If you feel that your identity and experience means less because trans women exist, that’s your problem.
When you belittle and devalue trans women and their womanhood, you are operating as a tool of the patriarchy. Today, I spoke at the National Women's March on Washington.
Caitlyn Jenner may be one of the most high-profile transgender women in America, but there’s plenty of local trans activists who are doing the work to educate the straight, lesbian, gay and bisexual communities about the challenges faced by trans and gender non-conforming individuals. Willis gave an insightful interview on the complexities of being a trans woman of color on Nov.
11 as a guest on WABE 90.1 FM’s “Closer Look” with Rose Scott and Jim Burress.
Miss Will also provides group therapy.""Kristin Will, LCSW has been in the field for over six years.