My own story with top surgery is of great personal significance: it’s where my journey started 5 years ago.
I’ve been injecting testosterone into alternating thighs every two weeks for the past 3 years or so. Sometimes I wonder if it’s doing what it’s supposed to be doing because my dose is too low. Sometimes I wonder what’s it’s supposed to be doing in the first place.
Video update in which I talk about being on low dose testosterone for over 3 years.
One of the most commonly repeated phrases / acknowledgments / pieces of advice / soundbites of justification that we hear as transgender people is “Be Yourself.” But how do you know who “Yourself” is when that is exactly what you’re searching for?
Another year, another milestone. For archival, informational, nostalgic purposes, go back to my 2 Year mark, and my progress after the 1st Year. If you’re new here, check out the top […]
Breaking down 5 common myths about non-binary transition.
Thus I awoke just before 4am, heart racing, as present-me was navigating my life 10 years ago.
Through my personal experience, I address common questions about Testosterone, primarily the effects of being on a low dose, and the effects of starting and stopping.
It’s not about “passing” (whatever that means), it’s not about a “successful” transition (whatever that looks like) or a “complete” transition (life is never complete). It’s simply a spectrum of who you tell about your trans status. And as a non-binary person, I still wield the power of disclosure. It just took me a while to realize this.
A reader asks about experiencing dissonance after transitioning. “Somedays though, I don’t know what to do about being read as male more often than not. I mean, mostly that’s a good thing, I welcome it, I want it to happen. Sometimes, though, I want to scream I am not, I am neither gender, I don’t want a gender – but I remain quiet because I know the world can’t really conceptualize that.”