i had an ED relapse not too long ago. i’ve since been trying to embrace my body as it is–namely the new weight that has settled on my belly and hips–and i flaunted it all of yesterday in this crop top (i DID wear shorts when i went outside; this is me right after changing out the shower head, installing two toilet seats, and a bidet)
It’s been a really long time since I did a comparison photo set and I’m having a good day health wise so thought it seemed like a good day to take some pictures and look at how far I’ve come over the past few years on T.
Photo 1: June 2013 - 8 months on T Photo 2: June 2014 - 1 year & 8 months on T Photo 3: June 2015 - 2 years & 8 months on T Photo 4: June 2016 - 3 years & 8 months on T Photo 5: June 2017 - 4 years & 8 months on T
If anyone has any questions about testosterone or my experiences with it feel free to ask.
So when I figured myself out, I chose a name to go by. But now I want to go by a different name that I prefer and is similar to my birth name. But I'm afraid of telling people because they'll say things like, "just choose a name," and I feel like I can't change it. Help?
I would say to them that transitioning is difficult and self discovery is hard. I didn’t anticipate to want to change my name again but this is something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life and I want to love it.
It’s your name, if people don’t like well boo hoo. A new name doesn’t hurt anyone.
hello! i think i'm non binary. its hard because so many people don't "believe" in it.. it's like im fighting between who i want to be and who other people want me to be. i feel very strong dysphoria about my chest and its almost physically painful.. im 99% sure that im non binary or gender fluid, and have suspected this since 2015, but i don't know.. any advice?
A lot of people don’t believe that dinosaurs existed even though we have the bones to prove it.
Some people are too dense to be open minded, pay no mind to them. If you think you are having gender dysphoria there is a good chance you are. From what you’ve explained to me it sounds like you are experiencing dysphoria 100%
My advice to you would be listen to yourself! There is nothing wrong with experimenting with your gender. If someone tells you that you are wrong, ignore them. They don’t know how you feel, they aren’t you.
Be who you feel you are, change your name, dress how you wanna, present as the real you and be authentic and people will see that, it just takes time.
Jelanii Kabita has dedicated his life to two simple principles: authenticity and dance. As his body syncs to the music, the boombox tattoo scrawled across his stomach dances along with each downbeat. It’s immediately clear that he was made to move.
“I dance to be free,” Kabita told Mic in an in-studio interview. “I dance to eat. I dance to live. I guess I perform dance to show other people that there’s other ways to express what’s going on inside of you.”
Kabita set himself on a path to freedom early on, after experiencing a rocky childhood in Kingston, New York. The 23-year-old first came out as bisexual to his mother in middle school. From that moment on, he endured severe abuse and was ultimately forced out of his home and into foster care. After finding his way to New York City, he found a sense of identity and belonging within the dance community.
Now, Kabita is the leader and founder of the Raiders of Concrete, a street dance crew composed of dancers from several different countries and backgrounds. Mic sat down with Kabita, who shared that he came out as transgender two years ago, and learned more about the story that brought him to where he is today. Read our interview with Jelanii.