Not all trans people want surgery, however, I do.
Correcting my name and the sex designation on the birth registry was one of the most critical and vital parts of transition for me.
Coming out to family and friends was one thing, coming out at work was an entirely different experience.
What do your previous relationships, careers, achievements, successes and failures mean after you change your name and start living as the gender you really are?
Emotional labour is the mental effort required to do something or be something. To be trans, to be openly trans is a lot of emotional work sometimes.
About four months ago I started Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), the effects are starting to assert themselves.
In what feels like record processing time, my legal name change application was processed less than two weeks after filing it.