When I got turned into a girl, I thought losing my penis was the worst thing in the world. I’ve read stories about how hard it is for amputees losing a limb, and I thought it would be similar. Instead, it’s been a surprisingly easy transition.

I think it’s because when you lose a limb, you’re losing something that’s supposed to be there. Everyone is supposed to have two arms and two legs. When you lose your penis though, there’s already a large percentage of the population living without one. There are parts of the brain able to understand and process that, they just haven’t been activated yet.

When my penis was gone, it’s like the female part of my brain woke up. It already knew what to do, how to move without a penis.

Without balls as a weakness, without a penis hanging in the way, being a girl has actually been even better than being a guy.