Category Archives: LGBT

Becoming Me: Post-surgery

Content Warning: surgery, top surgery, dysphoria, post-surgery photos

So here we are, now 21 days post surgery. There aren’t that many easy-to-find accounts of exactly what this bit is like, so I thought I’d add my experience to the mix. So expect a long post, and feel free to skip the boring bits :)

As ever, this is me only, everyone experiences it differently and will have their own challenges, but if it helps someone understand,or someone going through or about to go through it feel a little easier, then I figure I did my job.

Last note before I start, there are some post-surgery pictures in this post, and they’re not pictures everyone will want to see. Anything like that I’ve hidden behind a clickable show/hide link, so you won’t see anything you don’t want to. Continue reading

Becoming Me: Top Surgery Incoming!

Its tiiiiiiiiime! Over 3 years after coming out as Trans, I’m finally due for top surgery! *tiny dance*

Something about having to sit and wait for a date after getting approved made me get slowly more and more antsy and dysphoric. Realised at one point I hadn’t left the house in a week and a half. Being so close and still stuck waiting, ugh…

But I can be done with that after Thursday!

THURSDAY!!!!! Continue reading

Guest Post: Greer, the transgender toilet thing, and why I’m a feminist

Most of you who read this blog are used to hearing my voice, but that’s just one person, there are many other voices that need to be heard, that should be heard, that have the right to be heard, without fear of retribution.

So when a friend sent me this piece, needing to speak but unable to do so for fear of retribution, I there was never a doubt that I would be willing to share it here.

Please pay attention to the words below.

Content note for trans violence, trans issues, mental health, dysphoria.

 

Hi, I’m a trans woman and I’m a feminist.

Right about now, roughly half the people reading this are moving their mouse to the little red cross at the top right of the screen in disgust, rushing to type letters to the site owner about how completely ridiculous I am and how dare I put this drivel in print and feminist! how dare they and please remove this offensive rubbish and so on.

That’s fine, you aren’t compelled to read this, I’m sad that you won’t but it’s your decision and I respect that. However in light of such reactions and I have seen a lot of them recently, plus the fact I’m not ‘out’ to everyone, I have requested anonymity to protect both myself and my family.

So for those that remain, let me explain why I’m writing this.

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