Monthly Archives: February 2015

I want off the ride

I’m finding transition emotionally exhausting, and I’m drifting back to really wanting off the ride. It’s hard to have a spouse that rejects my body and resents the journey I’m on. It makes me feel unlovable and unwanted at a … Continue reading

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HRT Week 55 Review

Transition experiences: Still being gendered persistently as male. I wonder if I’ll ever hit the male-fail that others speak of. My wife considers me a woman, which is something, but it’s hard for both of us to untangle some of the … Continue reading

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HRT Week 54 Review

Transition experiences: The weekend generated a few interesting experiences as those are my days to be myself. The highlights were an older man who waiting outside the men’s room that I went in with my son at a park who either … Continue reading

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My coming out letter, draft #1

My draft coming out letter is below and I’m looking for feedback on length, tone, spelling, or whatever you think about it. I’m expecting to circulate this to my personal and professional networks and at work. If you find something … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is…

Heather. 🙂 How I got to Heather has been a multi-year journey. Names have power, and I wanted to be sure of a name before settling on one. I’ve found that as I’ve aged, selecting a name has become harder. … Continue reading

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HRT Week 53 Review

Transition experiences: I’ve started on a coming out letter, which is already too long and I’m not even halfway finished. I’m planning on sending this far and wide and so far it’s a mixture of personal narrative and trans 101. I’ve … Continue reading

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HRT Week 52 Review

Transition experiences: Hey! I’ve been on HRT continuously for a year now! Go, me! All “sirs” this week. Some funny looks here and there. A couple of men staring (ick). Very little “me” time. Emotional: Sick wife, sick kids, work insanity – what’s … Continue reading

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