What's on your mind?

How did you navigate telling your family and/or friends that you planned to get top surgery?

Quinn
they/them
soccer

Navigating coming out to my parents was really difficult at times! It took a while for my parents and I to get to a space where we could talk about my identity and journey openly. Top surgery came up in a conversation where they asked how they could best support me. I had some privilege in being able to access and afford healthcare on my own and so I told them my plans and said I wanted their support. Luckily they were very supportive and even helped me with some logistics. 

I really only told a few of my closest friends about my top surgery plans. Others found out when they saw me after. I think it was scary at first, but now it’s just the new normal.

Together, always,
Quinn
Quinn
they/them

Quinn is a two-time Olympic medalist, a midfielder on the Canada Women's National Team and a multi-year starter for Seattle Reign FC