Last weekend, I found myself in an unfortunate predicament. An old friend from college who I had not seen (and barely spoken to) in nearly a year was in town and wanted to meet up. He and his wife had made a day trip to meet and catch up, without checking with me beforehand. ThisContinue reading “Is educating cis people worth it?”
Around 2 months ago, I got my name legally changed. This was a more difficult task than I had anticipated, largely due to the incompetence of the circuit court, however, I thought that would be the end of it. Instead, over two months out I am still trying to get my name changed on allContinue reading “The hassle of updating my name everywhere”
Since coming out and beginning to present as a woman full-time, bathrooms have been a recurring issue. I am not comfortable using the men’s room at this point, especially if I feel like I am passing. However, I am too nervous to use the women’s room either, for fear of being harassed for doing so.Continue reading “Struggles with bathroom access”
Four weeks ago, I came out as transgender at my job. Since then, I have been out and presenting full-time and in general, it has gone well. At this point, my family, friends, and my job know that I am trans. However, I haven’t changed any of my social media. I don’t use them much,Continue reading “I am hesitant to transition on social media”
Last weekend, I took a 4-day trip to visit my parents and some extended family. This was the first time that I have seen any of my family in almost a year and a half and the first time since coming out to them last month.
This was my first full week being out and presenting as a woman at work and I don’t think it could have gone much better. In general, everyone was fairly accepting and used my new name and pronouns without issue. There was some unavoidable awkwardness and just plain weirdness but it went well. However, whileContinue reading “My first week out at work went well, but I feel awful”
After nearly two months of planning and preparation, I came out at work this week. Over the course of two meetings and an email, I came out to the entire company. It was probably one of the scariest things I have ever done and I was incredibly anxious. I didn’t have very high hopes andContinue reading “Out at work”
I have been on hormones for almost 17 months, however I have never left my apartment while presenting as a woman. This is a small problem, considering I am coming out at work soon. Over the past two weeks, I have been taking steps towards being able to go places in girlmode.
One month ago, I went to the circuit court to file for a legal name change. A few days ago, I found out that the clerk had made a mistake in my filing and that it had never actually been submitted.
Spoiler: I don’t.