Monthly Archives: August 2011

An Argument to Replace Trans-

(Updated Aug. 26 – added link in footnote 1.) Jennifer Boylan‘s op-ed in in the August 12, 2011 New York Times generated several comments from people within and without the trans [1] community that highlighted how the vocabulary and semantics around … Continue reading

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A Wedding and a Birthday

I officiated at my sister-in-law’s wedding on Saturday, which was also my birthday. The wedding went great, but later in the day I slipped on a seaweed-covered rock on the beach and went down hard, jamming a toe and bruising … Continue reading

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HRT – Week 12 Check-in

Last week’s dose: 3mg/day estradiol. Physical: I realized today that I’ve had less facial acne breakouts than normal. Slight darkening of the areolas. Continued sensitivity and pain when bumped/hit/touched in the nipple area. The breast area seems larger. Mental: The … Continue reading

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Internet Minister and Mincer of Words

Tomorrow I get to officiate at my sister-in-law’s wedding. Originally, my job was to just stand up there while she and her husband-to-be read their vows to each other and read a bit of a preamble and postscript they they … Continue reading

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Three is the Magic Number

So yesterday I was questioning if I was going to up my HRT dose and decided to wait until this morning to decide. After sleeping on it, I realized that I’m really liking how I’m feeling mentally and physically, and that … Continue reading

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HRT – Week 11 Check-in

Last week’s dose: 2mg/day estradiol. I’m fence-sitting about upping my dose to 3mg/day like I was planning four weeks ago. I really like the thought of it and how it might help accelerate the physical changes, but then the realization of … Continue reading

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HRT – Week 10 Check-in

Last week’s dose: 2mg/day estradiol. Physical: Continued nipple tenderness along with sporadic tingling feelings in my breast area. Something’s growing! Visually, I think the breast area is a bit larger, but I’ve been remiss in finding my tailor’s tape and … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be Out Online?

For a very long while now, I’ve maintained the pseudonymous me online that I use here and on Twitter. Lately, I’ve been giving much thought to how out I want this identity to be and if or when I merge it with … Continue reading

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HRT – Week 9 Check-in

Last week’s dose: 2mg/day estradiol Physical: Nipple tenderness to pain when touched or bumped. Aches to pleasurable nipple sensations when thinking about feminine things like dressing in a skirt or appreciating other women’s outfits. Occasional aches in breast area. Testicular … Continue reading

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