transitioning

We spoke to dermatologists for the technical side of things, and members of the trans community for some more personal insight.
See what this man would've told himself before he transitioned.
Every good story begins with a dream. Rocky wanted to be a boxer, Luke wanted to be a Jedi, Dorothy wanted to get back to
When I married that man, I knew him as a woman. I fell in love with him as a woman.
Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?
Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?
Since transitions and change are a constant part of life, they are impossible to avoid. Therefore, the better equipped you are to handle and navigate life's transitions, the happier and more successful you'll be!
They tell me it was "brave" of me to transition back in the 90s, before people understood transsexuals and before there were any other examples of anyone doing what I was doing as a teacher, but I wonder how brave it can be to do the only thing in the world that you actually can do.
For so much of my life hair was the thing that made me feel beautiful. Though perms and the pressing combs hurt I didn't dare fall out of trend and let my hair go without. Now, three years after taking a leap to the other side, I couldn't imagine going back.
I have no desire to defend Jenner's Cruzophilia or any of her other absurdities. Yet I find myself even now wanting to empathize with this woman who has so often put her foot in it, and to continue embracing her presence in our ranks for the good it's doing us even if that good has a liberal admixture of bad and ugly.
Do I miss my old life, the goddesses, citrus trees, Calvin Klein underwear models named Mario and the ocean? Oh, yeah. Every day. But for now I am home.
Transition is NOT for everyone who is trans. Transition in any given place or time is NOT for everyone. There is no shame in delaying or deferring transition; I delayed for twenty years. What works for me may not work for you.
A year ago I was married with a daughter while living on the Oregon coast, making my living working as a high school teacher. Three months ago I chose to transition from male to female.
When you focus on a transgender person's body, you miss the chance to ask about that person's life, and it is our stories that humanize us, not just transgender people but everyone.
All of those little mis-gendered pronouns and mis-gendered references to those of us who are already struggling to become or stay positive about our lives can be really destructive. And yes, just because you didn't mean for them to be, they are very hurtful.
Going through such a seismic, existential shift in my life  --  transitioning in a military prison -- presents real, meaningful, and daily challenges.
When I broke it down, the script resonated with quests for authenticity, and I couldn't give my best unless I were capable of being authentic myself.