Just Another TransguyHi, there. I'm a transguy living in rural Ohio. I've lived here my whole life, so I decided to transition here, too. Some people thinks that that's nuts, but it's actually worked out rather well. Even though I live in a conservative area, I've found that most people either don't care or are kind & supportive. Now that I've been on T for more than a year, people are shocked when I tell them I used to be a girl. I don't even bind out in public anymore, but my beard & voice outweigh the presence of my big saggy breasts that are now covered in hair. I used to want surgery desperately, but since I was able to change my name & gender marker without it & I pass easily, I no longer desire surgery. The only bad thing about that is that now I pretty much have to wear baggy button down shirts all the time now. Tee shirts are too revealing. I would love to be able to take my shirt off in the summer time, but oh well.
I used to think that I would be done transitioning when I'd had a mastectomy, but I don't feel that way anymore. I'm living full time as a guy, so I feel like I've already transitioned. Some would disagree, but oh well. I am what I am. Deal with it. I've actually come to love my transbody just as it is. Let me say thati it's a wonderful place to be.
I've gotten much closer to family, friends, & God since I found my true self. I even found a church (Quaker) that not only accepted me just as I am, but helped me find my true self & transition. I've written a great deal of poetry about my whole transition. I guess it's time to start looking for a publisher. I would recommend poetry & journaling for anyone going through an important transformation like this one.
I would like to tell anyone who's struggling with this that it gets better. I came close to suicide myself. I'm glad I didn't go there. Please, talk to someone or write & write & write some more. Write anything & everything.
I'm here. I'm willing to help anyone who's struggling with this.
aranreinhart 41-45 8 Responses 7 Jul 28, 2010