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