TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Valentijn De Hingh Why Did I Choose?

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1. About

1.1. ...the author

1.1.1. Valentijn De Hingh

1.2. ...this talk

1.2.1. Themes Individuality Sexuality Power in self

1.2.2. Reactions RT @liekev: Love Valentijn de Hingh, beautiful inside and out! #transgender #TEDxAms RT @vangeest: I like the extremes today at #TEDxAMS. Very Dutch. Very eighties. Valentijn de Hingh: Gender is not important. No matter what, I will always be myself. #TEDxAMS Powerful, powerful Talk by Valentijn de Hingh on identity and, ultimately, being yourself #TEDxAms

2. When i was 5

2.1. wanted to be a disney character

2.2. favourite was Ariel the little mermaid

2.3. Now: her story may relate to mine

2.3.1. was a girl who needed tot change her body

3. earliest memory

3.1. At 5 years old

3.2. told mom: going to cut this peepee off someday

4. When are you a girl or a boy?

4.1. Realm of feeling involved when feeling gender

4.2. Didn't have a voice inside me that told me what i was

4.3. Wouldn't be able to say something about my body if i didn't undergo the gender change

5. Surgery & recovery

5.1. Surgery provided me with heaps of pain

5.2. During recovery i realized my life picked up where i had left it

5.3. Cutting stuff off doesn't change anything inside you

5.4. To the world i seemed 'figured out'

5.4.1. but really, i wasn't

6. Did gender matter to me?

6.1. No

6.2. i'm happy now

6.3. Because i'll always be myself

6.4. despite the whole proces of figuring out gender

6.4.1. no matter what, i will always be myself