Though she's the first out trans woman to appear on My 600-lb Life, fans might remember Season 3's Chay, who transitioned to Lola after achieving a dramatic weight loss transformation and leaving the show. It's completely possible that it was drah-mah for the tv cameras. There was also no mention of Destinee ever seeing a therapist specializing in gender dysphoria, or her being on cross-sex hormone therapy. Also she does live full time as a woman. A full body shot shows the progress she has made. At least on camera, Lola didn't dig deeper into Destinee's response, which didn't answer the question she'd asked.
That she turned to food isn't surprising. How did she manage that? What is My 600 Lb. These people are always given what I consider a very easy amount of weight to lose to get qualified for surgery. Compared to Houston, with a very diverse population of 2. I'm kind of surprised I seem to be in the minority about my feelings about her.
According to what we were shown, Destinee's transgender identity is based upon Destinee looking at her body and deciding it conforms more closely to a female body than a male body, and making the decision to present as female because of that. Edited March 8 by CrazyInAlabama I am convinced that the scripts these people read are all written by the same person. After appearing on My 600 Lb Life, Destinee seems to be blossoming. Or maybe Destinee thinks she'll gain more acceptance from society as a whole and perhaps her family dating men if she presents as female, than as a man who is same-sex attracted? I understand she is completely free to dress any way she chooses. Check back with us to get an update on how she did. Her sister, who looks to be around 400 lbs, is too young to drive. I lost count of all of her excuses.
She never felt loved, protected, or valued as a part of a strong, stable family unit. But her gender identity didn't seem to bother her or cause depression or anxiety or anything. I was confused also about how Destinee determines her identity. Also confusing is despite saying she's a trans woman, she still refers to herself as being gay. So I looked up the population of Pineville, Louisiana and it's just under 15,000. Those men typically identify as heterosexual.
She is desperately in need of long-term therapy to address these issues. She handled her business, got a place to live, got herself around, and did it all pretty matter-of-factly and without the drama and ridiculous melt downs we typically see. Nowzaradan and moved to Houston to seek weight loss surgery. Plus, who knows how much more was said in the therapy session that wasn't shown? Tonight's episode will focus on Destinee Lashaee from Opelousas, Louisiana who's already had to deal with not feeling at home in her body and transitioning from male to female — only to be faced with another huge challenge, as her addiction to food has spiraled into total depression and is now putting her life in peril. Now my research indicates this: while everyone who is gender dysphoric is also transgender, not everyone who is transgender is gender dysphoric. I didn't like her a lot, but given all the sad and difficult things she went through from young childhood on, I find myself cutting her some slack.
However, those observing her are just as free to comment on her choice of clothing. And maybe she just wanted to be on tv, but if so, she's going to have to develop a much bigger personality. Younan Nowzaradan is based and operates on patients. For me, there was so much to be concerned about with this episode. I thought the same when Lola asked her.
That she turned to food isn't surprising. Also that burlesque class was such bullshit. Nowzaradan said there was no way she could safely endure the general anesthesia to undergo such a long and dangerous operation. So perhaps that's why some of us questioned whether Destinee is transgender; because she didn't express dysphoria distress about a mismatch between her gender identity and sex assigned at birth. Whether Destinee is truly transgender is questionable to me. I have been conflating transgender and gender dysphoria.
. My 600-lb Life had never featured a transgender subject who wanted to go through a medical transition to live as a woman. Which after watching her for two hours, she might actually have expected that. I think we should avoid being the trans police. But nobody ever seemed to question her about the terminology. I was incredibly impressed with her ability to take care of herself, I'm too chicken to drive a uhaul truck on the highway, and one towing a car?!?! Even her getting it together in the last 15 or 20 minutes felt like a manipulation to me.
Now and begin her weight-loss. She included it with the photo below. Destinee Lashaee has shown everyone she can lose the weight. Her dress needs to reflect that, and show her as the together, classy woman she is. And don't get me started on her scumbag of a father sperm donor. Every time she went in for a weigh in, the way she kept saying - via voice-over - that she hoped she would get her weight loss surgery, not get approved for her weight loss surgery y'know, like how most of them read it from their script , made it sound like she actually expected them to take her immediately from the exam room to the hospital to check in so the surgery could happen five minutes after that. She said her mother had a hard time with the news initially, but eventually came around, while the rest of her family could not accept it.
These people are always given what I consider a very easy amount of weight to lose to get qualified for surgery. Usually it is the name of someone else significant in their lives. Now be able to assist in helping her achieve the life she longs for? Cross-dressers do not wish to permanently change their sex or live full-time as women. The episode was as dull and formulaic as the others have been this season. He also shared that the cause of death was related to an infection his son was dealing with according to.