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.
At 25 I came out to my parents and siblings as bisexual, at 27 I came out as transgender – why did it take so long?
I’ve been pretty angry for a long time.
It started over a year ago with a trip to my doctor to renew a prescription for asthma meds.
It has been just over a month since I came out as transgender and I am still so incredibly exhausted all the time.