I've been pretty open about my transition, but up until now, I haven't really talked about the part that people seem to be the most curious about: "The" surgery. Before I talk about me specifically, let me clear up a couple of things for those who might be wondering: Lots of trans people choose not to … Continue reading 280 days & 40 pounds to go
Sometimes, I think transgender people lead the ultimate life of Impostor Syndrome. I spent the first 30 years of my life (well, maybe except for the first ten or so) hoping nobody would ever figure out that I wasn't really a guy. And since transitioning, I'm constantly worrying that people will figure out that I wasn't … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome
What? Two blog posts from me in less than a week? 😉 Shocking, I know. This morning, I attended a hearing of the Minnesota House Civil Law and Data Practices Committee on House File 3396, a bill that would require transgender people in the state of Minnesota to use bathrooms matching their genitalia, rather than their … Continue reading MN HF 3396 (The Bathroom Bill)
One of the things I've had to come to terms with is that I never had a girlhood. I haven't had--and in many cases, will never have--life experiences that are associated with growing up as a girl, or being a cisgender woman. I never got to do all of those stereotypical things girls usually do. I … Continue reading Missing out
So now that I'd come out to myself as transgender, what was I going to do about it? Well, I knew that I wanted to do something about it, and that was this thing called "transitioning." but didn't really know how to go about it. So I sat down, and did some research. Reddit can actually be … Continue reading So what happens next?
I spent most of my twenties in denial about being trans. "I just like fantasizing about being female," I would say to myself silently. I convinced myself it was just a fetish, or that transitioning wasn't something I could ever do. So what changed? Why was 2015 the year that I was able to break through … Continue reading Coming out to myself
When I was a kid, I was different. I was shy, introverted, geeky. I was emotional. I was bullied for being different, even though they (and I) couldn't really articulate exactly how I was different. Some transgender people know how they're different from a young age. From the time they can talk, they say things like, "Mommy, … Continue reading Being different