I wish I had better pictures than just lame phone camera pictures for this, but happy Trans day of Visibility!
The first picture was taken almost exactly a year ago, the second on my last day of high school, and the third in mid july. I was unhappy with myself. I despised dresses and makeup, but continued to conform to those standards when it was expected of me (college interviews, shabbat at camp, etc.).
The last three were all taken within the last two weeks. Since the first pictures were taken I have…
-Finished ¾ of my first year of college
-Stopped wearing dresses and makeup, even when “it’s expected"
-Cut off my hair (best decision of my life)
-bought my first binder (underworks)
-lost 25+ lbs
-bought my second binder (gc2b)
-Replenished my wardrobe exclusively with masculine clothes at least twice (styles are constantly changing, yo)
-Changed my name (at school)
-Changed my pronouns (at school)
I still have a long way to go and I’m still trying to figure out what I want, but there is no doubt that I’m better off now than I have been in years.