Today I was able to my vote in the UK General Election registered as female for the very first time. In doing so I felt an enormous amount of pride in myself for having come so far in my own journey over the last year. However, upon further reflection I realised that it means a great deal more than that, only 90 years ago this would have been a right I would have lost in my societal transition from male to female. Continue reading
There is a big wall in front of me with only one door and a big queue of people leading up to it.
For over three months I have had too much testosterone in my system. My testosterone level is way above normal for a female, it is in fact in normal male range, not even low male range. Continue reading
When speaking about things to a friend recently I was able to collect my thoughts and came upon quite a profound realisation. After less than a year on hormones, I have completed my transition.
It’s been almost a year since I started having laser hair removal to remove my facial hair. Whilst in some ways this is a long time, it is also hard to believe that only a year ago I was having to shave twice a day to stop my facial hair from showing. I now only need to shave to remove small patches that are proving particularly stubborn, and I only need to shave once every two or three days. It’s great! for anyone just starting laser and finding it tough, it gets SO MUCH better than the beginning and the feeling of not really having facial hair any more is inexplicably good and relieves an awful lot of dysphoria. Continue reading
Always a hot topic of the transgender world, ‘Which bathroom do you use?’
I am a transgender woman who has been living full-time for 5 months and I have not used a men’s bathroom once in that time, nor do I intend to. Also, before going full-time I would always use the women’s bathroom when presenting female. Continue reading
I suppose you’re wondering what I mean by this title. What exactly could we be forgetting? Well, quite simply, this is a reminder to all that when getting invested in your transition and putting so much of your effort and energy into it, don’t forget that there is a world outside of your own that needs you in it. Continue reading
So, a quick update really.
With my hormone levels not being quite where I wanted them to be I have spoken to my doctor and am now moving on to a Sandrena Gel form of oestrogen, rather than the Evorel patches. Continue reading
I’ve had a bit of a down/angsty week, which resulted in venting this frustration through a couple of blog posts. The first one is this piece on the NHS waiting list.
The short hiatus in blog posting has been due to moving house and not having internet! After sacrificing a virgin I now have working broadband and am back in action!