Illustrations of Gender Dysphoria

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We Asked People To Illustrate Their Gender Dysphoria



The emotional and physical discomfort associated with gender dysphoria can be nearly impossible to describe to someone who has never experienced it. This particular type of dysphoria is often defined as a condition where an individual experiences discomfort or distress because their gender identity doesn’t match the gender they were assigned at birth. But what does gender dysphoria really feel like? What does it look like?

We asked people to illustrate their dysphoria in whatever form they preferred. Here are some of the art submissions we received:


“For me, my assigned gender has always been a box I was put into without my permission.”




BuzzFeed News Reporter, Sarah Karlan did a fantastic job showing this articles, many more illustrations to see. Check them out here!

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