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  2. Cyndee

    Good morning All. Coffees on.

    Wow Charlize, that's something. 3 cords should be a good supply for winter. We only go through about a cord per winter here, depends. Have a great day C -
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  4. Charlize

    Good morning All. Coffees on.

    Debra, Did they catch the thief? Amazing that they tried to sell them in a legitimate market. Samantha, Admitting to ourselves who we are and then accepting that is a long term process. I wouldn't worry too much about being hairless. Many men are. If it becomes too difficult then showering at home may be the only alternative. I'm almost done cutting the firewood for the house. I've got 3 cords cut, split and covered on pallets ready to move near the front door. We unfortunately have hundreds of dead ash trees on the farm. The emerald ash borer is killing them all. I feel like crying as i take them down but at least they make great firewood. I've also set some pieces aside for hafting axes and hammers. In time wooden baseball bats will disappear. Another ecological disaster. Hugs, Charlize
  5. SamanthaC

    Good morning All. Coffees on.

    Good morning everyone. Woke up yesterday morning and confidently announced to myself, "I'm a trans woman". Made feel feel incredibly content and happy. Went about my day and left a voice mail for a endocrinologist, "I'm a trans woman'. And it felt so good to say it aloud and to someone else, even if it was an answering machine. Lost a bit of this bravado when back with my family last night, butbtjis morning, I'm feeling good again. This site really has and continues to help me. Sorry rambling on. On a side note, I assume most of us here dont change and shower at the gym? Im reluctant to go to the mens locker room with a shaved body. Any thoughts?
  6. Cyndee

    Happy Birthday's

    Happy Birthday Lizzie I hope today is simply wonderful for ya Cynthia -
  7. reyindium

    Geek time! Any other "otaku"/J-nerds out there?

    Howdy, I'm a fellow "J-nerd" but I have to admit, I haven't read the mangaka you mentioned. I prefer action genre. My current obsession is Boku no Hero, which I follow the manga and anime for. Looove One Punch man. Still watch classics like DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin. Liked Naruto before the Great Ninja War arc--by then I was "character fatigued"... I also like some of CLAMP's work. Also LOVE Naoki Urasawa's masterpiece Monster. My first ever manga was Fushigi Yuugi by Yu Watase. That began it all for me. She is a very talented artist too. My only thing with her is that all her stories follow the same love triangle pattern and I don't enjoy how predictable that is. But the Fushigi Yuugi will always have a special place with me as my first.
  8. mochi90

    Hourou Musuko (Transient Son)

    This is a seinen manga that has both a FtM main character and FtM side character. It depicts gender dysphoria at the onset of puberty. For those of you who don't know, manga is Japanese comic books or graphic novels that are read from right to left. Seinen manga is catergorized as "men's manga" because it deals with more adult issues. There is also shonen (boy's manga), shoujo (girls manga), and josei (women's manga). Hourou Musuko is available to read online at mangareader.net, and is also available in hardback format on Amazon.
  9. Timber Wolf

    Happy Birthday's

    Good morning everyone,🍁 Happy Birthday Lizzie Mc Trucker!🎂 Happy Birthday Annie!🎂 Hope you have a beautifiul day! Lots of love, Timber Wolf 🐾
  10. Timber Wolf

    Just Got Out of the Hospital

    Hi Mochi, I'm glad to hear the med is working. I'm really glad. My stepmom struggled with depression and I saw what it can be like. Lots of love, Timber Wolf 🐾
  11. tracy_j

    Just Got Out of the Hospital

    I'm glad they have your medication sorted and you are feeling better. Good luck for good progress! Tracy
  12. tracy_j

    FLA Teacher Refuses to Use Proper Pronoun - Is Counselled

    A bit of a twister for me Vicky, but I get the gist. Over here that would be less of an issue, although has occurred in some of the more religious schools. I think my thoughts attune more directly with most of the population here in attempting avoiding confrontation as being no real issue rather than even the presenting of pronouns, as Carolyn examples, which does actually raise the issue in the minds of some. On a wider front, there is becoming very much increasing resentment here of minority groups getting dis-proportionate representation. That is working against, in this example, trans people, turning what may only be a tricky situation into a confrontation in the minds of people who would otherwise live and let live. In this the press, both good and bad, are probably hindering as much as helping. Tracy
  13. VickySGV

    Trans Rights Takes Center Stage In LA Governor's Race

    If I weren't the foot ball, I would never get to be in the game at all.
  14. https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/complete?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Ffeature%2Fnbc-out%2Flouisiana-governor-s-race-ad-takes-aim-transgender-rights-n1045176&text=Louisiana governor's race ad takes aim at transgender rights&latest_status_id=1164774685260701696&original_referer=URL&via=nbcnews So nice to know that we serve a useful purpose as a political football and dog whistle for the right. Trump will prob (no, will certainly) follow suit. Carolyn Marie
  15. Carolyn Marie

    What should I do?

    I think your instincts are serving you well, hon. They are telling you that danger lies ahead if you come out when you're not ready. I have always counseled young people here, as have Vicky and others, that they should not come out to parents if there is even a 50/50 chance it won't go well. There are too many things that can go wrong, and only one thing that can go right, and to me, that's too big a risk. So my advice has been to not come out to parents unless there is absolutely no other choice, that waiting until you can at least make legal decisions for yourself is too much to bear. Keep learning about this stuff; talk to people you trust, talk to us, read up on it, gather information that you can someday give to your parents to help them understand you. You'll survive the next couple of years, hon. We want to keep you safe, and happy. HUGS Carolyn Marie
  16. VickySGV

    What should I do?

    If she were to ask that face on, my suggestion is to say that you are trying to discover exactly who you are, and that it does take some time. Perhaps that could be an opening for you to get some counseling about your Gender Dysphoria with the help of your mom. In most U.S. states, since you are an adolescent, doctors and therapists for your age group cannot discuss gender issues or other specified issues with your parents without your permission, unless you are actively suicidal or thinking about harming another person. The therapist can become your helper to communicate with your mother and maybe father when the time comes that you are ready. You can politely tell her that some comments are not helpful, such as "how girly your figure is" or things like that. Thank her for being your parent, but tell her you on a a journey of discovery in your mind and will communicate with her as you progress. I have 3 adult children and had to butt out of their lives for some of their goals, which were hard for me, even though they are all three cis/het.
  17. leomonade

    What should I do?

    I already said what's been happening in my life on my last topic, but basically I've been more and more bothered about coming out. Now that school started this week (I'm a high school sophomore), I have to live as a girl again, and lately a few people I know (online and irl) have been transitioning and it kinda hurts to see people able to transition safely while I feel like I can't even tell anyone I'm trans. I know my friends would be mostly fine depending on who I tell, but lately as I've had to be seen as female wherever I go I just want to live authentically as a male so badly. As of now, the only place I can safely be male is online, and though my school has been pretty welcoming to LGBT students (at school we had to tell everyone word by word our name and pronouns, which sucked for me since if I told them to call me by male pronouns my parents would find out somehow so I had to tell everyone I went by she and her, so it was a lose-lose for me. it hurt), my parents have been holding me back from being male in the real world for a while. I don't know much about my dad's political beliefs, since he doesn't talk to me ever about topics related to being gay/trans/etc, but my mom has been really nosy about it to me lately. She'll see me wearing tomboyish clothing and start talking to me and asking if I'm self-conscious about my chest, if I'm lesbian, and then goes on a rant about how nature gifted me with such a beautiful figure and god, I'm so tired of it. I'm so fed up with having to deal with everyone calling me she, my mom telling me how lucky I am to be gifted with such a pretty body, and constantly reminding me I'm a woman to her. I get that it's hard for a parent to accept their child is trans and want them to live a good life without complications. She's talked to me multiple times before about gay people, whom she's fine with but would prefer I wasn't, and she's talked to me once about non-binary people, which she thinks is dumb. She hasn't said anything about transgender people, as in FtM, Mtf, to me. About a month and a half ago, she caught me alone and told me that the way I dress, talk, and walk makes her suspect I'm a lesbian and told me she'll support me nonetheless because it's a parent's job to, but being trans is a whole other thing than sexuality when it comes to coming out. Maybe if I explain the science behind it to her, she'd get it, but I feel like she'll insist I'm just a tomboyish lesbian, since she tells me lesbians have more masculine brains, stuff like that. I could also tell my dad, but since I know more about my mom's opinions on topics like that and my mom's more present than my dad, I'm probably going to be telling my mom first if I do. Part of me feels like I have to tell her, just so she knows I feel this way and I won't have to explain anything if she found out I went by male pronouns at school, even if she doesn't accept me at first. But I just don't want my life to change so much just yet. I try to convince myself it's just a matter of explaining a deep feeling, but I can't ignore that my whole life is going to change one way or another once I tell my parents, one way or another. I want it to be my choice to change my life like that, but not gonna lie, I'm so scared to. Not to mention, my mom's been asking me more and more if I'm lesbian or self-conscious about my body, like I said, and I'm worried one day she'll ask me if I'm trans directly rather than asking if I'm a lesbian. What should I do if that happens? I'm terrified for my life to change now and feel like I need to do it myself instead of someone else changing my life, but I want to just live the way I want to as a man, or boy since I'm still in high school. But if she asks me first, I won't have to initiate the conversation myself. What should I do if she does ask me if I'm trans anytime soon? I really need help on this
  18. I'm kinda dying to know (even though it means coming out on the internet as both trans-questioning AND just a tad bit nerdy in the same week Anyone else here into manga/anime? Personally, I'm a HUGE fan of Milk Morinaga's works - I think her portrayals of young lesbian love, while perhaps a bit simplistic, formulaic and arguably Disney-ified, are just the absolute most sweetest, beautiful, heartwarming stories in the world. And I've recently gotten into the LGBT-famed Shimura Takako's works as well. Her "[Sweet] Blue Flowers" was utterly engrossing for the most part (although perhaps not the easiest to follow at times), and I'm currently in the middle of her Wandering Son series, and loving every page of it. Even paid double the standard retail price for volumes 2 and 3 just because they're out of print and the local libraries didn't have those volumes and I just had to read what happened there in the official english translation! And then there's some of the the less-serious, stuff. Ranma 1/2 is of course a legendary classic, and key in my MtF fantasies (I wanna go find that Jusenkyo spring and jump into it too!! That'd be sooo cool!!! Way better than counseling, hormone drugs, self-questioning, coming out, and surgeries....you'know, aside from the whole being completely "fictional" thing!) And in the same vein, the crunchyroll anime "I wanna be the twin-tail" was equally indulgent and hilarious. And I just came across fan-translations of a manga called "Magical-Trans" which, contrary to the super-reluctant male-leads in most gender-bending comedic manga, actually has a main character who is TOTALLY who I would be if I were in his (highly fictitious) shoes!! Any other fellow J-Geeks here?
  19. Ellora

    a wierd call today

    Hopefully you don’t have to stay on a high dosage of Spiro for a long time. It can be tough on the liver. I’ve been on a low dosage of E, and I won’t know if my doctor will change my E or Progesterone until my 6 month, which happens to be in less that 3 weeks. Very excited! I pm’d her, asking of I can get a blood work ordered , so we can see and talk about the results. I’m sure she will, I just can’t wait! 😂
  20. Heathick

    Passing starts from within

    This "uneducating from male and practicing everything female" caught my attention and my interest. Do you have any advice or wisdom for those of us who are completely new and naive to MtF beyond our own private bedroom?
  21. Heathick

    reassurance

    I *love* this question. I think it deserves to be emphasized and repeated. I can't think of a better compass to follow.
  22. KymmieL

    a wierd call today

    Well it was as expected. About my transition. The Dr. was great. covered everything. I told her my story my thoughts, my goals. She is also leery of starting estrodal with my history of blood clots. even the e patch. She has upped my Spiro dosage. She has other options too. She also going to put in my consult for speech. My counselor wasn't able do it. She also went over what the VA will and will not cover. or will cover if a medical necessity. One weird thing is my t level went up since the previous test a couple months ago. I have another one on my medical team. seems kind of strange having a gynecologist on my team. Kymmie
  23. SaraAW

    Just Got Out of the Hospital

    Glad to hear you’re doing well. Good luck with the beginning of your transition. *hugs*
  24. mochi90

    Just Got Out of the Hospital

    Thanks, y'all. I really appreciate all the support, and I am looking forward to starting my transition next week. Wish me luck!
  25. Alex C

    Trans equality in the workplace?

    Hey Ladies. Yeah, I being following Amie case for a while. I can't see how SC would not see this as Discrimination. Unless, they can prove she was fire for other reasons, But the SC, has never been about reasonable decisions more about politico app pay back. Fig Cross
  26. Alex C

    Just Got Out of the Hospital

    Glad yr back to better you. Now Goo out there and Kick some Ass. Be proud, Stay Strong and K.A
  27. Makayla2019

    What’s causing my fear

    You are right Sabine. I think it’s this hanging over me which is topping me from being free to accept who I am. Seems pretty obvious. I think I knew it already. Thanks for your help.
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      Wow Charlize, that's something. 3 cords should be a good supply for winter. We only go through about a cord per winter here, depends.    Have a great day   C -
    • Charlize
      Debra,  Did they catch the thief?  Amazing that they tried to sell them in a legitimate market.   Samantha,  Admitting to ourselves who we are and then accepting that is a long term process.  I wouldn't worry too much about being hairless.  Many men are.   If it becomes too difficult then showering at home may be the only alternative.   I'm almost done cutting the firewood for the house.  I've got 3 cords cut, split and covered on pallets ready to move near the front door.  We unfortunately have hundreds of dead ash trees on the farm.  The emerald ash borer is killing them all.  I feel like crying as i take them down but at least they make great firewood.  I've  also set some pieces aside for hafting axes and hammers.  In time wooden baseball bats will disappear. Another ecological disaster.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • SamanthaC
      Good morning everyone. Woke up yesterday morning and confidently announced to myself, "I'm a trans woman". Made feel feel incredibly content and happy. Went about my day and left a voice mail for a endocrinologist, "I'm a trans woman'. And it felt so good to say it aloud and to someone else, even if it was an answering machine. Lost a bit of this bravado when back with my family last night, butbtjis morning, I'm feeling good again. This site really has and continues to help me. Sorry rambling on. On a side note, I assume most of us here dont change and shower at the gym? Im reluctant to go to the mens locker room with a shaved body. Any thoughts?
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      Happy Birthday Lizzie    I hope today is simply wonderful for ya   Cynthia -
    • reyindium
      Howdy, I'm a fellow "J-nerd" but I have to admit, I haven't read the mangaka you mentioned. I prefer action genre. My current obsession is Boku no Hero, which I follow the manga and anime for. Looove One Punch man. Still watch classics like DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin. Liked Naruto before the Great Ninja War arc--by then I was "character fatigued"... I also like some of CLAMP's work. Also LOVE Naoki Urasawa's masterpiece Monster.   My first ever manga was Fushigi Yuugi by Yu Watase. That began it all for me. She is a very talented artist too. My only thing with her is that all her stories follow the same love triangle pattern and I don't enjoy how predictable that is. But the Fushigi Yuugi will always have a special place with me as my first.
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