The Recovery Process: Weeks 3-4

The Recovery Process: Weeks 3-4

Getting home from the hospital was an exciting prospect. No more being plugged into machines, or being woken up by nurses. More than that, it meant I was taking another step forward in my recovery, responsible for taking care of myself. And as much as I enjoyed having someone else worry about my food and […]

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 […]

Why Is Passing Important?

Why Is Passing Important?

If you’ve ever spent any time around me, or follow me on twitter, you’ve probably heard me use the phrase passing before. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and decided it’s probably worth talking about why it’s so important to me, and presumably, to a great many other trans people as well. First off, though, something […]

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 […]

So, Suddenly You Know A Trans Person

So, Suddenly You Know A Trans Person

I’ve had a few people lately mention, or ask about, someone in their life who’s come out as transgendered. People have a lot of questions, and not a lot of places to get answers. As both a trans woman and a person who’s been in the position of answering these questions before, I thought I’d […]