So I got to meet Janet Mock at the Philly Trans Health Conference! She’s great and she’s met Beyonce (SO I WAS IN THE SECOND HAND PRESENCE OF BEYONCE!!!!!). She also does great work concerning transgender rights and all that jazz, she started the #girlslikeus trend. And her book is rad!
I haven’t updated much (mainly since nothing is really new) but I’ll be at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference again this year if anyone is going and wants to chill!
Anonymous said: Hi! Could I possibly private message you some questions I have about transitioning?
Yesterday I saw Marsha Aizumi talk about her journey as a mother of her trans son. She wrote a book called Two Spirits, One Heart, which is about their journey together and her perspective on her son’s transition. I haven’t read the book yet but her speech was just wonderful and I loved it. She’s genuine and opens up her heart to you as she takes you through her story. I definitely shed some tears. I specifically related to the part of her story as she was talking about how she felt guilty as a mother who didn’t do something sooner for her child since my mom told me on our drive back from the Philadelphia Trans Health conference last year that she felt the same way. But the thing is that back then, there was significantly less information going around about being transgender and I can never blame her for that, in the way that I don’t want her to blame herself for anything that she couldn’t control. But anyways. Marsha’s great. Check her out. She’s the one next to me. My mom’s in the yellow. And in the red is another fellow mother. Love them all. Just love all around.
You can check out Marsha’s book here.
3 Years on T!!!! Also 2 years and 8.5 months post-op.
So 3 years on T is a pretty solid amount of years, even though I’m definitely a couple of days late in posting it. But my version of doing something special is posting some old pictures. So you can just see a glimpse of me growing up. So yeah. Everything else is going great! I’m digging life right now. Minus this one project I have due soon for class. But other than that, everything is going well and dandy. Hope you’re all doing rad!
2 years and 11.5 months on T and 2 years and 8 months post-op.
I’ve been absolutely terrible at updating. But here’s a quick picture. Updates wise, .8 mL of T instead of 1 mL is working out for me. I don’t know what made it spike up before but it’s evened out on .8 mL. Also, this Friday I’m going to be a speaker for a panel discussion at Aurora University for their Human Rights Awareness week thing going on.. So that’s pretty cool! 3 years on T coming up super soon so I’ll try to do something more for it. Hope y’all are doin’ well!
So I switched to subcutaneous shots because my doctor recommended it and I’m pretty certain I messed that up horribly since apparently it’s not supposed to bleed? But I bled. So if you don’t hear from me within the next few weeks, you may assume I have accidentally killed myself. But good news is that my doctor was correct in saying it hurts less, so at least she’s got my back there.
So here’s the tattoo I got last night. It’s the transgender symbol in the form of an arm band, if you imagine you were to bend the sides up and down and then slip that baby on.
Anonymous said: do you feel your transition has had any affect on your sexuality at all? I'm ftm and have alays liked girls but I've met some guys that i wouldn't mind being with...which is strange since i've always only liked girls
Not particularly but my appreciation for them has increased. Like I appreciate attractive men but I can never picture myself in a relationship with any guy.
Anonymous said: Hey jed, i'm planning to transition before going to the US to study in college, but i'm really worried about documents, passports etc. Since i'm not from the US, do you think I should transition once i get into college or should I just go ahead with it? I'm still in the process of persuading my parents to let me go to a gender therapist tho =.=
I think it depends on how much longer you have to wait til college. Like if you’ve got a solid amount of time before you’re coming to the US, I think the documents would be alright as long as you apply for them in time with the new name and all that stuff. Along with convincing your parents. However if you’re coming within the immediate future, I’d honestly just hold out for a bit longer and transition in the US. But you’re going to have to do some research on the area you’re moving to to know what you need in order to transition in the US. Plus if your parents aren’t on board but you still want to transition, it miiiight be easier in the US. Granted it’s all up to you on how you prioritize everything. Hope that helps at least a little. :]