For the first time in my life, I feel free in my own body and free from the misery I’ve carried my whole life, free of gender dysphoria.
Motherhood is an ambition that has seemed completely inaccessible for me for most of the last 30 years. My recent revelation that motherhood is, in fact, a possibility or an option in my life has been overwhelming.
I’m extremely lucky – to have a partner who has been my girlfriend, my almost-boyfriend, and my butch rock, throughout transition.
About a month ago I attended my sister’s wedding and saw most of my family for the first time since I transitioned.
Eight months into a years-long journey and It’s been a wild ride so far.
Coming out has not been easy but it has been worth it. It saved me and has given me the opportunity to exist.
Coming out to family and friends was one thing, coming out at work was an entirely different experience.
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.
Taking over public space for a day or more to celebrate love and acceptance is something that needs to happen everywhere.