Finding My Way

It's been a few months since I've gone back to work after my surgery.  Recovery is still ongoing, but I've learned the value of self-care.  I had a couple of health scares my first couple of weeks back from medical leave.  One sent me to the hospital from work in an ambulance.  I felt nauseous... Continue Reading →

The New Me

"I am me, I am complete," I say as I try to wake up after hours of surgery. I'm in a room I don't recognize with Megan by my side. I was still feeling the effects of anaesthesia. I finally have a vagina! I can't believe it. I felt euphoric when I started taking hormones,... Continue Reading →

The Final Countdown

Mood swings, anxiety, self-doubt and night sweats, I've seen it all this month. New Year's Day 2019 came and I had to immediately stop taking estrogen. In just a few days, I will be undergoing gender confirmation surgery (GCS). The doctors said I needed to stop taking estrogen because it increases the risk of blood... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Old Friend

"Don't talk badly about (dead name.)  I really liked him a lot," one of my co-workers exclaimed to me recently.  It was weird hearing the name I was given at birth.  I've taken so many steps to remove myself from that identity.  In that moment, I also realized I need to take some time to... Continue Reading →

A Hairy Situation

Hair.  It's everywhere.  I'm growing out the hair on my head, and I'm super excited to finally have long hair.  Elsewhere, hair is one of the biggest triggers for my gender dysphoria. When Megan and I decided it was time for me to come out, one of the first things I did was to get... Continue Reading →

A Day Without Trans

The Trump Administration is reportedly considering a narrow legal definition of gender.  It was first reported in the New York Times over the weekend. According to the article, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is arguing for an "explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined 'on a biological basis that is clear,... Continue Reading →

Surviving Suicide

The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain have been a conversation starter for mental health and suicide all across the internet.  It's also been a trigger for me, who has seriously contemplated suicide several times.  Kate Spade brought happiness to millions with her designer bags.  Anthony Bourdain inspired many to... Continue Reading →

Putting the TRANS in Transportation

As much as I love to travel, flying has always given me such anxiety; the crowds of tired and stressed people, constantly monitoring your luggage and hustling to find the right terminal. It's hurry up and wait. Megan and I always arrive extra early so we can grab a drink or snack at a bar... Continue Reading →

One Year Transiversary

"Okay!  Here it goes!"  I exclaimed.  I took a gulp of water and swallowed some small blue and large white pills.  With that, my life took a new course.   I had just taken my first dose of spironolactone (spiro) and estradiol.  Spiro is used to block testosterone while estradiol is estrogen.  That was March 12,... Continue Reading →

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