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When I applied for PT school, I didn’t think my professional life and my personal identity would ever be able to coexist. I recognized upon choosing this career that there was not only a possibility, but a likelihood, that I would live out these two aspects of my life separately — like a real-life Hannah Montana. In fact, when I was offered an interview at my chosen physical therapy school, I feared I might face discrimination for my masculine gender presentation. I even considered wearing a dress, borrowed from my girlfriend’s closet, despite the gender dysphoria it would induce. You see, I am nonbinary.

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