Coming out has not been easy but it has been worth it. It saved me and has given me the opportunity to exist.
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.
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.
From about the time I could walk until about one year ago I used the men’s washroom in public spaces and that meant urinals. That’s all changed for me and it’s been great.
A week ago I turned 29 my next birthday will be 30, it’s a milestone never thought I would reach.