To start – Purchasing clothing to match your gender identity can be one of the first steps someone takes in their transition. Being able to dress and express yourself in ways that you see fit can be a euphoric and liberating process. However, for some trans girls who are new to buying feminine clothing, it… Read more
Tips for finding a gender therapist
To start- A gender therapist or a therapist who works heavily with transgender people can be one of the most valuable transitional resources. They often have important knowledge of local doctors, surgeons, voice coaches, and other resources. In my experience, finding a gender therapist was incredibly difficult. However, now that I have found one, talking… Read more
My experience working with a gender therapist
To preface – A gender therapist is a therapist who works and understands trans issues while also helping trans people. They may or may not be trans themselves. However, it is common for them to be somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. In my transition, my therapist has been instrumental in validating my feelings, helping other… Read more
My orchiectomy experience
To preface – I had an orchiectomy, the removal of the testicles, on April 28th of this year. My life has improved significantly in the months after. My testosterone now sits at 10 ng/dL, meaning I no longer have to worry about it. Not only that, but taking my first step into genital reconstruction surgery… Read more
How do you know if you are transgender?
To start – Gender exists on a diverse spectrum encompassing many identities. As transgender representation becomes more and more common, some may begin questioning their gender as well. Determining if you are transgender or not is an incredibly personal question. However, it can be useful to have outside resources to help understand what you are… Read more
Insights for working with a doctor as a transgender person (HRT)
To start – On the journey of my medical transition, I have been to 3 doctors. For many, interacting with a doctor who has so much control over your dosage and prescriptions can be intimidating. I share my information and lived experience in hopes of helping other trans people take control of their transition. My… Read more
What is being non-binary?
To start – Gender references “the socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles, and relationships of and between groups of women and men. It varies from society to society and can be changed.” Many who live in today’s society feel like they do not exist on the same arbitrary gender… Read more
Coming out tips and insight
To preface – I have been entirely out of the closet for about a year and a half now. I started my journey of coming out when I was 15. With some, I had to come out multiple times. I live fully out of the closet now, not hiding my identity from anyone. Coming out… Read more
What type of gender-affirming non-surgical options are available to you during your transition?
Laser and or Electrolysis – Laser hair removal and Electrolysis both work to lighten and or remove hair on specifics parts of your body. The difference between the two is that Electrolysis will completely remove the follicle of hair using electricity, resulting in no more hair growth. While laser concentrations light energy to heat up… Read more
Resource page – My review of doctors that I have personally had
Dr. Paul Worrell, D.O. 8668 Skillman Street Dallas, TX 75243 (214) 349-4909 Dr. Worell works in Dallas and was the first doctor who I went to for my HRT. He didn’t properly monitor and react to my hormone levels, and at the end of being with him for over 7 months, my testosterone levels were… Read more