The Transition Process: Pre-Surgery

The Transition Process: Pre-Surgery

For a lot of people, reassignment surgery is one of the biggest parts of the transition process. For others, it isn’t important at all, or it is but it’s not worth all the hell that goes with it, or it’s just inaccessible. Whatever your feelings on it, if you’re gonna go through it, there’s a […]

I don’t even know

I don't even know

Boy oh boy, it’s been a crazy few days weeks months. A whirlwind of psychiatrist appointments, medical tests (five blood tests this week! Two needles, five vials of my precious, delicious blood), ECGs, X-Rays, paperwork, employment stuff. I am exhausted. But I’m also winning, so that’s good. Life, you will not beat me. Go suck a bag of […]

The Transition Process – 9 Months On Hormones

The Transition Process - 9 Months On Hormones

It’s that time again! It’s been three months since I last gave a HRT update, and nine since I started. So, what’s changed? How about boobs? Three months ago, they’d only just begun to become prominent. Now, they have a much more defined boob-like shape, and are up almost a full cup size. So far, […]

The Transition Process – 6 Months On Hormones

The Transition Process - 6 Months On Hormones

It’s been almost exactly six months since I started hormone replacement, and you know what that means. It’s time for another update! Let’s start with the most obvious. Boobs. Booooooooooobs. They are so very, very obvious now. And they continue to grow. Who knows how big they’ll end up? I mean, right now they’re still […]

Stop Calling It A Sex Change

Stop Calling It A Sex Change

I had really hoped I’d never have to write a post like this, but it seems like there’s still a lot of ignorance out there, so here I go. Stop talking about ‘sex changes’. They are not a thing. That is not how it works. Confused? Let me bring you up to speed. There is an […]

Growing Up Trans – Binaries, Boundaries and Borders

Growing Up Trans - Binaries, Boundaries and Borders

Following up my post on how to handle someone in your life coming out as trans, I thought it might be useful to provide some context. Or rather, I thought I might try and give you some insight into to one trans woman’s experience. I won’t quite give you my life story, but you may find […]

5 Simple Rules For Understanding Trans People

5 Simple Rules For Understanding Trans People

1. Every trans person is different. I really, really cannot stress this enough. Every trans person is going to have their own experiences, opinions and feelings. There’s no universal experience and I can’t speak for everyone. I can’t really even speak for most people. What I can do is give you some basics that, hopefully, […]

Growing Up Trans – Puberty, Take One

Growing Up Trans - Puberty, Take One

Following up my post on how to handle someone in your life coming out as trans, I thought it might be useful to provide some context. Or rather, I thought I might try and give you some insight into to one trans woman’s experience. I won’t quite give you my life story, but you may find […]

The Transition Process – A Trans Woman and Her Voice

The Transition Process - A Trans Woman and Her Voice

There’s a lot of challenge involved in transitioning. I need to change a lot about myself (for myself) and all of it requires work. None of it comes easy. Perhaps the most challenging aspect I’m working on changing is my voice. Well, most challenging if you don’t count the months of psychiatric assessment and repeated […]

Growing Up Trans – A (Gender) Confusing Childhood

Growing Up Trans - A (Gender) Confusing Childhood

Following up my post on how to handle someone in your life coming out as trans, I thought it might be useful to provide some context. Or rather, I thought I might try and give you some insight into to one trans woman’s experience. I won’t quite give you my life story, but you may […]