Self-awareness : parenting babies

During the years I made use of a binder, I was reluctant to hug. I didn't want people to feel the extra layer between them and I; it made me acutely aware of how much I was struggling with my body. By and large, these are faded memories that rarely cross my mind. But for … Continue reading Self-awareness : parenting babies

Self-Awareness: Managing hormone therapy over the years

My relationship to T has changed since I started. Once I couldn't wait until my next shot, but as puberty came to an end, it became about maintenance, and as such, a recurring moment of self-awareness. I've had one doctor retire, two relocated, and I've moved a few times. Finding a doctor willing to pick up … Continue reading Self-Awareness: Managing hormone therapy over the years

Ways to support someone recovering from lower surgery

It's time for your friend/loved one to get lower surgery! You're an amazing person who wants to help but doesn't have a frame of reference for what's next. The following are ideas of what you can do, pending your resources and your friend/loved one's circumstances. What may help before they leave: Putting together a "get … Continue reading Ways to support someone recovering from lower surgery