Since I started reading Natalie's blog I have had to re-evaluate my opinions about drug abusers and the so-called working classes and thoroughly work through my thoughts about what is proper and improper behavior around trans people. It's difficult, sure. My cognitive dissonance from one of her posts was probably part of what sent me to the mental hospital. But the alternative is to live a lie and I'm not willing to do that.
I cannot believe that the goal of Natalie's blog is to induce shame and guilt in the readers. It is to open our eyes to a new world with new vistas and new opportunities. And whatever else I know, one thing is for sure - self-loathing is never the answer.