sams-hams replied to your post “Haven’t posted anything in while, as I was on vacation with friends…”

Best of luck to you!!!!

Thank you! :)

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mirahimage replied to your post “Haven’t posted anything in while, as I was on vacation with friends…”

I hope that goes well. Though from what I’ve heard, while the rules no longer say 12 months, they are still enforcing about 6 months, at least until the committee meets again (sometime very soon). I think I have therapy tomorrow, so details soon.

A year would be really hard, but as I’m already 2 or 3 months in (with one session every week) I hope it’ll work.

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whaziznamez replied to your post “Haven’t posted anything in while, as I was on vacation with friends…”

Good luck! Congratulations, to your brother! :)


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Haven’t posted anything in while, as I was on vacation with friends again.

Maybe I’ll have more time now. 

I noticed that lots of hair on the “test-site” from laserepilation are falling out.
It’s a bit red there but maybe I’ve scratched the area in my sleep (hae to put on gloves or something :/).
I also made an appointment for the first real laser-session :) It’s in about two weeks, and I’d really like to go earlier but there’s my brothers wedding on the weekend and I can’t risk looking like a tomato xP

And also there’s therapy tomorrow and I’m gonna ask for a referral for HRT, so please wish me luck.

mirahimage replied to your post “Laser and other stuff”

Exciting. I think I’m going to go soon. BTW, even if you can’t officially get on HRT yet, you could go the grey market route. You can have your regular doctor do the blood tests for you. Dr Kaufmann really isn’t surprised by patients self-medicating

Thanks, yeah I hope with the new rules this will not be necessary.

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booh! x3

booh! x3

Laser and other stuff

I just had a counselling session for laserepilation for my face (if you want to know where, just send an ask).
The team and the doctor were really nice (aside from the lady who took my data, she seemed a bit grumpy).
She told me how everything works and what I have to do and should not do.

And it seems that I should get on hormones asap, as T might let some hair regrow, but I hope that will happen anytime soon.

So, on to the new guidlines. Not really new, as from what I see - it’s just what has been practiced for some time now.
I couldn’t find anthing that states that you still have to visit 50 hours of psychotherapy. Which is neat, because that is really expensive.

I will definitely ask my therapist for a referral to start asap.

Oh and what really bugs me is that they are still calling it transsexuality - a very outdated term that puts the focus to much on sex and/or sexuality.

Back to lasers, I had the chance to test it out and had the area underneath my chin and my neck lasered. 
It was a burning sensation (the machine sprays something cold onto the skin before every shot) but I got a cooling pad that I could put on my skin after every shot.
I did it onl every 4 shots, because it wasn’t that bad :)

Afterwards I did hold the pad on the whole area for 1-2 minutes and then I got some cream on it which helped with the itching.

I’ll definitely carry some SPF (50) with me the next time or tr to make an appointment in the evening.

What’s also really nice is, that you are allowed to shave (even after the procedure). So I don’t have to come in with all that stubble the next time.

Just don’t wear make up, as you have to remove it anyways before getting shot.

And here’s a picture of the area 3 hours later (I even shaved over it without comlications - and I have really sensitive skin)


It looks a little bit like when I first epilated my legs in some time (bumpy).

Love the bangs and the coat <3

Some pics my gf took as we were about to leave to get some maki for dinner :)




New Comic!

Apparently now that I’m not in school anymore I’m all about giant long-form comics. 

Identity is a really important topic to me, and the trope of ‘finding yourself’ is almost as problematic and insulting to me as the trope of ‘coming out’. 

I want to destroy the idea that some identities are less valid than others, the condescension that comes with ‘they’re just figuring themselves out’, and the insulting dismissal of identity exploration and performance in youth as being somehow not ‘real’, or as ‘attention seeking’. Fuck all of that. 

And beyond the fact that  ’inconsistent’ identities are really challenging socially, they ALSO carry these real, actual life and liberty risks; we’re expected to use the same name, orientations, values, languages, and identities across all aspects of our lives, we are expected to have normative identities that can be quantified and qualified and trust me, TRUST ME  when a person is perceived as having inconsistent or unusual identities they are being flagged in all sorts of systems for extra scrutiny and action. I know this from experience. 

So, yeah, this ‘one true identity’, this ‘finding yourself’, this ‘who is the real you’ stuff is bullshit. We are so, so much more interesting than that, and we deserve better.

This is very important to me as someone whose identity has changed a lot over the years - and I don’t just mean gender or sexuality, I mean everything. I am a totally different person than I used to be, and the world can’t really handle that. I’m not interested in my “profession” the way I used to be, and want to do something else. My hobbies has changed, dress sense, opinions on things like piercings, smoking, alcohol. Everything changes. Get over it.

This is amazing.

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