Over the last few weeks, I have been consumed by the desire to go somewhere presenting as a woman.
I started my new job this week and I am already fed up with hiding my gender transition. Doing so at this stage in my transition has proven to be both physically uncomfortable and emotionally taxing. Wearing a compression sports bra for 8 hours straight is painful and leaves me feeling sore by the endContinue reading “Reconsidering coming out at work”
Over the next 2-3 months, I plan to start coming out to more people in my personal life. I have internally debated the proper time to start telling more people throughout my transition (and before), and I am fairly set on slowly doing so over the next couple of months. While this is a decisionContinue reading “I plan on coming out to more people and it is scary”
Over the last few weeks, I have started experimenting with makeup and I have found that I really enjoy it.
I am supposed to see my parents in person in a couple of weeks and I am quite nervous. It has been a while since I have seen them and I suspect they will notice the changes from HRT.
I started looking for a new job this week and have quickly realized that it will be much more complicated than I had anticipated. There is no work in my field where I currently live, so relocating is likely unavoidable. However, this comes with some serious concerns. I am approaching 11 months on HRT andContinue reading “Job hunting while trans”
Up until recently, I hadn’t considered facial hair removal. I knew that it was something that a lot of trans women did, but I didn’t see it as a serious issue. In recent weeks, I have started to change my mind.
As a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and working from home, I have been able to keep my gender transition hidden without much effort. However, that state of affairs was never going to last forever.
The unique nature of mental health makes discussing the effect of hormones on it incredibly difficult.
One week ago, I increased my estradiol dosage from 6 to 8 mg in response to poor hormone levels. It may be early, but I have started to see some changes from that dosage increase.