Today is six weeks on T. Gave myself my 7th shot early this morning. It’s exciting because it’s halfway through another month, but aside from the passage of time there really isn’t anything exciting going on. Still haven’t seen any other changes besides the ones mentioned last week. I shaved sometime last week or early this week to see if I could see any difference when...
Coming out to family (part 2)
I meant to write the follow-up to my post about coming out to my wife’s family right away, but somehow that didn’t happen and now it’s like a week later. Oops. Anyway, while she came out to her family in January and February, I didn’t come out to my mom until April. I would have put it off forever if I could, because I’d rather be misgendered and called the wrong...
Brave Beyond Belief (a tumblr) →
xxboy: There are a number of amazing men who walk among us whose courage often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. They are far and away the bravest men I know and they deserve to be seen, heard and respected. You may not even realize that you know one of these men because their life stories aren’t easy to share. Society teaches us not to open our arms to embrace these wonderful men and welcome...
What makes you trans
I hate that there’s no reblog function for Q&A posts. Anyway, this post showed up on fuckyeahftms where a guy says his mom won’t accept that he’s trans “because as a child, I played predominately with “girl” toys like dolls” and he wanted to know if that meant he really wasn’t trans. The answer was good, but there was also this reply by someone...
Today is five weeks on T and I just gave myself my sixth shot a few hours ago. Thankfully no gushing blood this time. ^_^;; (That has only happened once.) This week I am happy to report definite changes! Still nothing new, really, just that the changes I was wibbling over before as maybe just being wishful thinking are definitely not just wishful thinking. My voice is lower and there has been...
Coming out to family (part 1)
So as I’ve mentioned before, both my wife and I are trans. We didn’t know that about each other when we met, and while we came out to each other at different times (I’ll talk more about that in a different post), this year we both decided it was time to come out to our families, especially since my wife was already moving ahead with physical transition (she began hormones in the...
thambos asked: Woah! I found your J-pop/anime lyrics site, and I had no idea that was still around! I used to look at it almost ten years ago all the time! So that isn't really a question, but just wanted you to know how freaking cool that is.
Life Post-Transition: Fatherhood →
post-transition: Lately, I’ve been having some trouble coming to terms with the fact that, unless science makes some pretty ridiculous advancements within the next 20 years or so, I will never be able to be a father. I mean father in the biological sense, of course. I realize that it is possible for me to be a… The thing is, even if you were born a cis male, there is no guarantee that...
Transcription: Okay, my one-month on T was actually two days ago*, Wednesday, and today is Friday, but I did not make a post or video or anything then. This is just another short video, more for my voice than anything. It does sound a little bit lower, but it’s really hard to tell. It’s sort of in a place where it could just be wishful thinking. I did notice when I was singing the...
Transitioning Genders - The Anatomy of a Breakup -... →
xxboy: xxboy: Thoughts??!! I haven’t decided how I feel about this. I love that there is space for this kind of dialogue in a mainstream paper, but I always worry about how these things will come off to a trans-ignorant (and basically all around queer-ignorant) audience. Okay, so I reread it and talked to my trans friend and his partner briefly about it, and have decided that I think the...
Why is this a thing?
Since starting to poke around ftm-related tumblrs, I have seen this sort of question a lot: “Will starting T turn me gay?” What I don’t understand is why this is a thing? Where did it come from? It’s like some bizarre ftm urban legend. Is it that people (young, pre-T trans guys included) have bought into the myth that all trans guys come out of the lesbian community, so...
Gatekeeping within the community
So, obviously there is a lot of gatekeeping going on outside of the trans community, a lot of hoops to jump through to get hormones, surgery, name and gender change, etc. But I saw this post today on fuckyeahftmsofcolor (which doesn’t seem to be rebloggable) about gatekeeping within the community, and that sort of thing upsets me a lot more than cis people doing it. I came across this...
just another johnson: WHEN I SAY →
justanotherjohnson: that I am “against the gender binary,” I do not mean that nobody should play football, or everybody should play football, or nobody should wear frilly dresses, or everybody should wear frilly dresses, or that the ideas “man” and “woman” are somehow wrong and dangerous. They are not. What is dangerous is the idea of Standards. Of Real, Manly Men Who Are MEN and do not watch...
Warning: More needle talk! Fuck. I must have hit a vein with this shot, because when I pulled out the needle, blood spurted everywhere. >_< I’m so pissed off. I hope my T didn’t come out with it. (Though I have never actually seen blood spurt before, so it was kind of cool in that regard.) Anyway. Still no noticeable changes. Like I said last week, there may have been some...
re: Is there an option for maybe-op? →
iambickilometer: fyeahjason: nowisgreater: I discovered this youtube channel called “It’s T Time 2010” via fuckyeahftms and watched through all the intro videos (at least partially through all of them; I get bored of videos easily). It’s a collaborative channel with twenty-one different guys, so it’s very interesting. One thing that… Here in the UK, on the NHS, if you want the surgery you...
Is there an option for maybe-op?
I discovered this youtube channel called “It’s T Time 2010” via fuckyeahftms and watched through all the intro videos (at least partially through all of them; I get bored of videos easily). It’s a collaborative channel with twenty-one different guys, so it’s very interesting. One thing that stood out to me, which is something I’ve noticed a lot on both tumblr...