About a month ago I attended my sister’s wedding and saw most of my family for the first time since I transitioned.
In less than a week I’ll be attending my sister’s wedding it will also be the first time I will see my family since I came out and started to transition.
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.
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.
Recently I published the intimate details of a sexual assault I experienced as part of a broader healing process.