Transitioning isn’t always linear. It isn’t always “from one gender to another.” There’s a misconception that when people transition they increasingly conform to gender roles; that they reinforce the gender binary. If anything, the opposite is true. As we grow more confident in ourselves, we expand the boundaries of our presentation and how the world conceptualizes gender. The further on hormones I was, the less I felt tied up by the gender norms that restricted me throughout my teenage years. Transitioning can welcome in bodies to new forms of gender presentation and even create new genders. This development of self-consciousness isn’t just for us, it’s also a way of communicating that everyone should be able to express themselves. Transitioning isn’t just about gender: it’s about our ability to create community and understanding.
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me, 1993, wtf is a gender i wear diapers for god sakes
late 90s, rockin some shades and some crazy sweaters even though i live in FL (still do that to this day)
time jump to… early 2000s, flexin and loving dogs (still doing that to this day wassup somethings never change)
oh wow here comes Middle School™ and the emo phase begins (sadly no pics during the emo phase)
oh shit what up 2008 scene phase yes that is a STAY BRUTAL™ sweater)
then ya boy calmed down a bit and stopped giving a fuck about impressing ppl (idk why I thought being scene was impressive dont ask)
ya boy graduated HS and was free to do whatever to his hair so colors were everywhere but also was the time when his self worth was at his lowest and was dressing and looking how he thought people would want so he could get them to like him (ew right?)
ya boy got his very first mohawk and rocked that shit for a few years
dis is some pics of the year he starts questioning his gender identity and after 6 months of research and “soul searching” decides to start HRT
yo boy is SIX MONTHS ON T !!! and starting to grow facial hair B)
YO BOY IS ONE (1) YR ON T AND JUST HAD TOP SURGERY! but also shaved his head a few months back and feels hella ugly lol
fwd and we are now 1.5 years on T ! Hair is finally coming in and he’s look decent these days.
WHOOOA LONG HAIR WHO DIS!!! YA BOYS TWO (2) YEARS ON T !!! and 1 YR POST OP! Feeling amazing tbh
ooo shit we winding down now yall
ya boy is Two (2) years and 3 months on T and thankful every day that his blood work came back with the all clear to start T, thankful for his support group and friends/family that love and support him (shout out to my sister), thankful for how well he’s transitioned even though it was long and hard on the mental state a lot of the time, he pushed through and came out the other end smiling and happy in his skin. Thankful every day that he can afford to start on HRT, thankful every day for all the support he gets online from kind words to donations that helped afford top surgery + donations I got when he was filing for the name change as well.
I’m posting this in hopes that it helps anyone who needs it. I’m a huge believer in doing things for yourself and making sure your happiness/comfort is always first before someone else’s. I hope it gives inspiration and motivation to those who are scared to transition in fear of what their families will think, in fear of how they will transition, fear of all the nerve wracking things that comes with HRT. Hoping that it shows you, that while HRT isn’t an over night fix, that takes time and a lot of hard days but in the end, you come out on top. It’s still a struggle some days but nothing compared to the days when I was pre-T.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions about HRT with T and I’m happy to answer to the best of my ability!
My name is NIkk and I’m non binary! He/him pronouns =)
taylor swift. she has been harrased, threatened, bullied by the whole internet for so long. she has been getting called ‘snake’ and ‘liar’for over a year now. she has been made fun of because of her body, and because someone harrased her. she became a meme, the taylor swift will sue you meme. everywhere, everytime. they didn’t let her take a breath, even thought she was on a break and had said nothing for months. her reputation had been destroyed by people who just wanted to take advantage of her fame and influence, trying to take her down. but taylor is ready to come back. she is ready to act up. taylor alison swift has risen from the dead to reclaim her reputation again. welcome to the sixth album, reputation.
This video is really special to me, it’s my own narrative on being transgender. It would mean the world to me if people could check it out and share it. I want to share something and get this heard, being transgender IS NOT a curse and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The past few weeks have been really hard for me, I hit a low point again and I channeled all of my energy into this because I hope that it can maybe reach one person and maybe it will help them in some way.
I hope my followers will re blog this and spread the word, it would honestly mean so so much to me. Help spread the word that being transgender IS okay!
DO NOT FORGET THIS DATE, DO YOU HATE FALSETTOS? I DONT CARE. DO YOU LOVE FALSETTOS? GOOD! WATCH IT WATCHHHHHH IT ON PBS. IF YOU CONSUME BOOTLEGS AND SUCH IT IS DOUBLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WATCH THESE THINGS AND SEE THESE THINGS WHEN IN YOUR CONTROL AND WITHIN YOUR FUNDS. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO WENT TO GO SEE FALSETTOS 4 TIMES. BECAUSE 40$ WAS STILL CHEAPER THEN SEEING IT ON BROADWAY.
WATCHING FALSETTOS ON OCTOBER 27TH WILL HAVE POSITIVE AFFECTS AND POSSIBLY ALLOW THEM TO RELEASE OTHER MUSICALS!!! THAT BEING SAID!!!! GO TO NETFLIX AND STREAM MUSICALS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!! ESP NEWSIES SINCE ITS BRAND NEW!!!!!!!!!
pierre’s character arc of “i wanna die” (‘pierre’) to “so what if i die?” (first half of 'the duel’) to “aw man i didn’t die?” (end of 'the duel’) to “is this how i die?” ('dust and ashes’) to “maybe i don’t wanna die ('pierre & natasha’) to finally "i’m alive and life is wonderful!!” ('the great comet of 1812’) is one of the most beautiful character developments to exist in all of contemporary musical theatre, reblog if you agree