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michael.yumm

Hello hello.

My name is Michael and I'm pretty new to the TransPulse forums, hence the introduction here in case you haven't figured that out lol. I've been a part of the LGBT community for a handful of years now (5 or so), though only really broke out of my eggshell as transgender within the past year. Prior to that, I was in extreme denial and did everything in my power to try to convince myself I was a ciswoman (spoiler alert! it didn't work). However, after getting my act together come this past November, I've since embraced being who and what I really am, that being a man trapped inside a woman's body.

 

Outside of the community, I'm just your average white dude who obsesses over cameras and writing really. I have a strong passion for anything to do with cameras or video editing, as well as writing as a whole. I enjoy going out on adventures during the night time as well as spending time with close company. 

 

I hope to meet some new faces along the way here with my time on the forum, and am glad to be a part of such :) 

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KathyLauren

Hi, Michael.  Welcome to TransPulse.

 

Regards,

Kathy

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Welcome Michael

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Carolyn Marie

Welcome to TransPulse, MIchael.  Glad to have you here.  It sounds like things are going well, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have or give suggestions, if needed.  As the proud parent of a professional photog, I understands your love of everything having to do with the field.  It's tons of fun and enjoyment.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

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michael.yumm
8 hours ago, KathyLauren said:

Hi, Michael.  Welcome to TransPulse.

 

Regards,

Kathy

 

8 hours ago, Jandi said:

Welcome Michael

 

3 hours ago, Carolyn Marie said:

Welcome to TransPulse, MIchael.  Glad to have you here.  It sounds like things are going well, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have or give suggestions, if needed.  As the proud parent of a professional photog, I understands your love of everything having to do with the field.  It's tons of fun and enjoyment.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie


Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. It is highly appreciated :) 

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@michael.yumm Welcome Michael - I'm glad you are here and you will find a very supportive community here. One that includes some of the best people on the planet as far as I'm concerned - friends, supporters, comforters, advisers - non-judgmental and full of wisdom.

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Delcina B

Welcome Michael! It took me a long time to accept me as me too. It is a much better life today, with hopes of getting even better.

 

Hugs!

Delcina

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