Transgender’s Letter to BJJ Community – I’m not a Male, I Want to Compete Without Stigma

This is an anonymous letter from a transgender person who trains BJJ. She’s talking about her life struggle, grappling training and problems around competing in martial art she loves. I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Oklahoma when I was 13. I started my wrestling career early on when I was 7. I then went to wrestle for my mid school and my high school. It was when I was 16, in my sophomore year, I learned an adjective that would affect the rest of my life then after: transgender. I was assigned male at my birth, but I am not who my body may have to lead you to think I am; I am a woman, I use female pronouns she, her, and hers. Use code “FIRST15” for 15 OFF Transitioning can take a long time, but not everyone wants the same … Continue reading Transgender’s Letter to BJJ Community – I’m not a Male, I Want to Compete Without Stigma