|At a drag club. I got made|
up by the owner.
When I found reddit's trans spaces I finally found other stories like mine, not just a few but many, many amazing stories with which I could relate.
I shared my transition because I wanted to give back to that community and I would lie if I didn’t say I started to do it for validation as well.
The hardest part of the whole ordeal was at the start or the recuperation having to be silent for one month after surgery, the last week was the hardest. I documented this month of silence (in Spanish).
I didn't know what to expect with the results, I figured anything was better than the voice I had. The results were fairly evident from the start but it's still improving even after almost 2 years. I got excited when I first started to get correctly gendered on the phone and I've been misgendered less and less so I'm really happy with the results even though I wasn't the best at being disciplined with the exercises and didn't see a voice coach as the clinic recommended.
|Way into boardgame and bad memes.|
I also follow and look up to Morgan M. Page and the Transition Transmission podcasts. Anyone who is putting themselves out there and giving their own voice to our community deserves recognition.
|Tired after long day at Six Flags.|
My coming out was a fairly positive experience so in that sense I would say that the hardest part was keeping it bottled up all those years and not having the vocabulary and terminology to correctly communicate how I felt.
I am very privileged in that I live in a very LGBTQ friendly part of Mexico City, that the great majority of people close to me were supportive of my transition and that I haven’t had any major issues when people find out I’m a trans woman but unfortunately that is not the case for way too many trans women here in Mexico. It is still scary to be a trans woman in as hate crimes towards us still happen.
Society is coming to terms with trans stories and even if the portrayal is not perfect it has given me an excuse to talk about my transition with people that I might not have the opportunity otherwise. The more representation, the more opportunities I get to talk about trans issues.
I'm also extremely happy about art by and for trans people like upandoutcomic.tumblr and whatsnormalanyway.net. I think I would've felt way better about having those confusing feelings if I had come across these kinds of trans images when I was younger and I hope they are making a difference for trans youth.
|Groomspeople at a friend's wedding.|
|This is my sense of humor.|
|I really like needing a fake mustache now.|