Day 1 of hormones

Here is a bonkers photo of me looking very natural before bed on the first day of HRT.  My doctor has me starting at 2mg of IC Estradiol and 50mg of IC Spironolactone for the first month before upping the doses. The medications are pills and I dissolved them under my tongue for the best … Continue reading Day 1 of hormones


ffs and passing

FFS Overview It's the first thing you look at when you meet someone. A person's face provides cues about seemingly every aspect of their identity--what they are thinking, how they are feeling, their race, age...their gender and more. Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a medical procedure that transgender women undergo to alter their facial structure to appear … Continue reading ffs and passing

HRT Appointment

It felt super appropriate sitting next to the kiddie play table while I sat in the waiting room. I was basically a new born--or pre-natal? Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) feels like the beginning of my existence. A second birth. The appointment itself was pretty routine and unsurprising. The nursing assistant saw me first and ran my … Continue reading HRT Appointment


T’was the night before hormones…

Tomorrow morning is my follow-up appointment with Fenway Health and hopefully the first day of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). My doctor and I will review the results of my blood tests and, as long as everything checks out, she'll let me know that I am healthy enough to start medication. Depending on who you ask, … Continue reading T’was the night before hormones…


The first step

Four days before I was supposed to join my congregation, I realized I had to come out as transgender. I couldn't stand before my God and my spiritual community without bearing my entire soul. In the Unitarian Church, there is a refrain we repeat during service: "All our lives we are in need of others and … Continue reading The first step