I’m currently working on Ilyaaren and one of the major characters is a male-to-female transgender person.
This is based in a world without any procedures (scientific or magical) that can perform a full sex-change.
That being said, this major character, Leona, has some very deep-seeded issues surrounding her time growing up. People who were born one gender and present as another aren’t generally a problem in the society I’ve built, however, her family wasn’t very supportive, I suppose?
I’d just like to make sure I do justice to the mental health, ways to realistically imitate breasts, ways to hide a, erm, bulge in leather pants, all in a High Fantasy setting.
A lot of this will have to do with scenes specific to Leona that the reader would have to actively initiate–so it would be very personal conversations, heart and soul being bared. Reasons why she is so mistrusting and even cruel, at times.
If you’re not comfortable responding to this thread, feel free to PM me. I would really appreciate the assistance. I don’t want to be even slightly callous or inaccurate in my portrayal of Leona.
Thank you so much!
EDIT: I do have a couple of people willing to help with the situations involving talking about Leona’s past. I’m not nearly as concerned about binding or anything else–I included that just to round out what I was talking about. Sorry for any confusion I, of course, want any and all input from the CoG transgender community.
(and sorry if anything I say comes off offensive. I truly don’t mean it that way)