mid-transition trans guys don’t get nearly enough recognition on this site. it feels like all trans guy positivity is either geared towards pre-everything Soft Boys™ or towards ‘fully transitioned’ cis-passing men, so here’s a shoutout to all my in-betweeners.
here’s to the guys who are out but aren’t respected.
to the guys who are on T but still don’t pass.
to the guys who work out but don’t see any results.
to the guys who have binders but still don’t feel flat.
to the guys who have the right legal name but the wrong legal sex.
to the guys who still aren’t sure which bathroom to use.
to the guys who are impatient about their patchy facial hair.
to the guys who are insecure about how their top surgery scars are healing.
to the guys who feel stuck in the gray zone between ‘boy’ and ‘man’.
to all the trans guys waiting, it’s okay. you are worthy of respect.
- drink tea more often - buy plants - maintain your nails - stay hydrated. water is great lol - everything rose; face masks, lip balms, perfumes - silk - be kind to yourself! - buy pretty things every once in a while - take baths with classical music playing in the background - read!! - sing at the top of your lungs and dance as silly as you’d like