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Genital Confirmation Surgery (GCS), March 2019

I meet with my surgeon the afternoon before surgery. My appointment has been re-scheduled twice; once because traffic is preventing me from arriving for an earlier appointment and then later because the doctor is running late. This is the second … Continue reading

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Journeys

It rained last night, but now it is mostly clear, and the moon walks with me to the bus stop in the pre-dawn, dancing between still-dripping Douglas fir boughs to drop moonbeams between shadowy places. Stars add their twinklings to … Continue reading

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All the Feels

In the coming week, I’m having The Surgery and I have many intense feelings about it. Disbelief, fear, anticipation, relief, excitement, acceptance, and gratitude. Disbelief rides atop all. Am I really doing this? Is this really happening? Is this really … Continue reading

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Why I Switched Back to Oral Estrogen from Injection

[CW: graphic description of needle injections, statistical analysis] Almost two years to the day after I started injectable estrogen, I switched back to oral last week. One big win of injectable for me was the general aspect of my body … Continue reading

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Dating Culture Shock

Being trans and femme-attracted has made my dating pool severely smaller than it used to be and looking for love has been a cultural shock. It’s the experience of meeting for coffee on the first date and having the conversation … Continue reading

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Dear Dick,

Dear Dick, I’m sorry—I’m breaking up with you. The past few years have made it clear I just can’t be with you any more. It’s not fair to you for me to be thinking of Pussy when we’re together. I … Continue reading

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Five Years of HRT

It will be five years of continuous estrogen therapy* for me on the 6th of February 2019. Over that span of time my body has changed shape to follow ancient pathways set by evolution, my emotions have shifted like sandbars … Continue reading

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