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. I’d only been on hormones for 5 months.
June 28th, 2016. I started the complicated and expensive process of changing my name & legal gender I have no idea how I got through it all. I couldn’t find a good online list of “do x y and z” to make it and the legal gender change happen so I compared bits of stories from ancient forum threads and spoke to people in my support group to get through it all. I’d recommend a lawyer.
As for the security dude, it felt validating at the time to be directly acknowledged as a woman (this was the first time it happened) but at the same time: ugh.
I used to hate my body so much back then but I’m finally growing into my own self these past couple of years and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for not being afraid of becoming comfortable with myself.
Live your life for you. Not for you friends, your family, your partners. Live it for you. Don’t put yourself on the back burner out of fear of what others might say. Life’s too short to not be happy with yourself. The road can be hard but is worth it in the end.
happy blackout. it’s been a helluva year- it’s been one of the worst of my life. and i’d do it all over again if i had the chance. i’d go through it all over again because i am strong. i stood strong through it all. and i am proud of myself. here’s to everyone who made it here, and everyone who didn’t this year. next year is OUR year.
I totally romanticized transitioning, expecting all the good side effects of Testosterone to happen right away. But as I expected it’s been very slow, very gradual, and not without the less than desirable side effects….I’m basically going through a second puberty. The first month was the worst, but from here on out I think I’ll start seeing more of the recognizable changes! (my voice has already dropped)