Cold February mornings in Plymouth have me wishing I hadn’t lost the warm fur-lined gloves that my girlfriend brought back from Poland for me. Much like this cold chill emanating from my fingertips, the service being provided by the Laurels Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in Exeter brings a shiver to my spine whenever it is mentioned. Continue reading
It’s a cold night in Plymouth and thus I am wrapped up in a hoodie and have a rather toasty hot water bottle sitting on my lap. Thoughts today centre around my recent return to playing football, which I am REALLY excited about! If you have five minutes, keep on reading and I’ll take you through why it’s so great for me and also the difficulties that come with it as a trans woman. 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.
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
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.
Run fat girl RUN!
Sorry, couldn’t help but start with that. Anywho… firstly a big shout out to my good friend Erin King, the girl who got me into doing trail running and is a brilliant running buddy. She is an inspiration to anyone who runs, especially when she does 70k (Exeter to Plymouth) in a single day! Check out Erin’s awesome blog here > Continue reading
Overview of medical definition
The medical definition of Gender Dysphoria as stated on the NHS website is as follows:
“Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It’s sometimes known as gender identity disorder (GID), gender incongruence or transgenderism.” Continue reading
It’s been six weeks since I started hormones and the mood swings have begun to settle down a little bit. Thoughts are more levelled and I feel a lot more centred, emotionally and spiritually. I could not be happier with my decision to start HRT and the overall sense of ‘doing the right thing’ is very real and very comforting. Continue reading
Before creating this blog I was hand-writing some journal pieces. The following is an entry from the start of May, I wrote it after my first time out around town shopping in girl-mode. Continue reading