Category Archives: gender transition

Similarities between used Porsches and trans women’s bodies

Cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars Needs tender, loving care to stay in top condition Are desired by men Sometimes end up wrapped around poles Simultaneously provokes anger and instills desire in some people Relatively rare due to … Continue reading

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Happiness, the now, and the opportunity cost of time

Content warning: suicide Opportunity cost The loss of other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. – Oxford Dictionaries Being trans put me into a state of suspended time for years. I did many things that pushed me out of the … Continue reading

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Just keep smiling

I have these days, a year and a half after transition, where I feel like a fraud. — ‘Do you have a towel I can borrow?’ ‘Of course; I already put one in the bag for you.’ ‘Thank you!’ My … Continue reading

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OMG! (Deadname)!

One great thing about my new girlfriend is meeting her friends and expanding my social circle. My girlfriend’s best friend (GBF) lives in the Columbia City area of Seattle and we went down Friday night so I could meet GBF … Continue reading

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Meditations on belonging

Belonging is something I’m still working on. I still don’t know how being trans influences belonging. My first inkling I didn’t belong in a group was when I was around four years old. Most of my neighbors were girls and … Continue reading

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The shifting sands of dysphoria

My experience with gender dysphoria has changed over the years. It first expressed itself in childhood as a diffuse desire to be like my grandmother and mother with regards to social roles. As puberty hit, it changed to an intense … Continue reading

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Jumper cables

I get in the car, turn the key, and nothing happens. I’d only gone into the grocery store for maybe thirty minutes after a 75-mile drive without a stop. I’ve never had trouble with my car starting before, so I … Continue reading

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