So as the title states, it is triggering for a trans sober person to hear a cis drunk talk about giving up alcohol. My cousin, who is cis drunk, recently gave up alcohol. At a recent family event, he talked about it rather openly. Everyone gave him praise and commended him for this, while glaring at me while I did shots of THE BACARDI 151 MY BODY NEEDS TO BE HEALTHY, SHIT LORD.
I started crying. My family members questioned why I was so broken up. They couldn’t understand that they were helping propagate trans sober phobia by their actions. I had to pound a whole bottle of peppermint Schnapps just to get through the night.
Sober privilege is being considered better than a trans sober person just because their bodies don’t need alcohol to be healthy.