High Praise

Are you familiar at all with the writings of Julia Serano? Your tone, overall prose, and positions on important issues such as personal autonomy, all remind me of her work. As an author, or as authors, your blog’s writing strikes me as being what I always imagined a male version of her work in trans … Continue reading High Praise

Singing and T

Singing was a significant part of my self-care growing up. I was worried about losing my range, and sang through my voice drop, maintaining a decent range. I thought I had managed to maintain my singing, and looked forward to singing in the same key as many of my favourite lower voiced singers, as I … Continue reading Singing and T

The 4 Ds of trans and intersex health care

I believe health care should be universal, accessible, equitable, and efficient. Trans and intersex health care should be: Decentralised - gender identity services are generally unsatisfactory. They enable lengthy wait lists as all trans people of a region or country who want to access publicly funded transition care are referred to understaffed teams to be … Continue reading The 4 Ds of trans and intersex health care

Dealing with misgendering at the beginning of hormone therapy

I was asked for tips to deal with misgendering early into hormone therapy. So here are some ideas, in no particular order. Hair cuts Getting or giving myself hair cuts was one of the best self-care I had. If you don't want your hair to be shorter, dying it, or styling it differently may achieve … Continue reading Dealing with misgendering at the beginning of hormone therapy

Some Cis People’s Dubious Relationship to Trans Men Lower Surgeries

There are entries under resources for genuinely supportive partners of trans men. This concerns the dubious relationship some "allies" have towards our lower surgeries. This isn't about transphobia but cisnormativity among some cis partners and friends. Discussions on pain and discomfort following lower surgery centres on the dick. Perhaps in the case of meta, this … Continue reading Some Cis People’s Dubious Relationship to Trans Men Lower Surgeries