THIS IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING THIS COMIC: this is part of a serious autobio series I started months back to document my gender transition. These took place months ago, during the early days, when I was very visibly trans. I’d only been on hormones for 5 months.
June 5th, 2016. Back then, I could only start to see myself if I was wearing makeup, it helped highlight my more feminine features. The end of the day was terrible. I still had a ways to go with laser so I’d see a patchy beard shadow too, which didn’t help any. Using makeup to see a more feminized version of myself felt like a double-edged sword. It just felt like I was getting my hopes up on a daily basis, but I needed to do it for my own peace of mind.