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”
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.
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.