Five years ago today (22/02/2012) I got my first shot of testosterone (T) And today (22/2/2017) I’ve not long returned from the GP surgery for my testosterone injection, yes exactly 5 years after my first one. I remember the appointment for my first T injection rather clearly. My GP at the time really wanted to do … More Five years of testosterone!
Demiguy/demiboy/demiman is someone who partially, but not wholly, identifies as a man or masculine, regardless of the gender assigned at birth. I bet most of you would say I am a man, no questions asked that would be how you would describe my gender. Well let me tell you how you are sort of right, … More I’m a demiguy
A year ago today (3rd June 2015) I was in a hospital having had chest/top surgery the day before. It felt surreal that the day had finally come, I thought it would never come. After having the date in 2013 cancelled due to being sectioned and then surgery continuously delayed due to my mental health, … More The end of medical transition
Stereotype: a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. I hate stereotypes, I get stereotyped regularly, my disabilities get stereotyped regularly. Why does society expect a person to be or act a certain way because of who they are. Why does the media represent only one … More stereotypes
life now isn’t how I imagined it to be a few years ago. I guess things do and will always change, but the last few years have been hard. In 2013 I was excited at getting my chest/top surgery referral and getting an appointment with the surgeon. I had been on T a year and … More Life now
If someone asks me what my birthname/old name is I will politely say I’m not going to answer that. If you had asked me the same question 2/3 years ago I probably would have answered it because I didn’t feel like I could say ‘no I won’t answer that’ In fact there was even a … More the fascination with knowing a trans persons birthname.
The last few weeks I have dealt with a lot of health care professionals, in A&E, general wards, psych wards and the crisis team and all the time me being trans and my gender has come up, and a lot of the time I have had to explain what it means. I have had to … More explaining what it means to be trans to health care professionals, plus the odd good person who gets it