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    • Jackie C.
      Great hair and makeup are both confidence boosters.    Personally, my only goal is to be accepted as female and treated accordingly. I look in the mirror and see a happy, confident woman. Saying good morning to her is part of my morning routine.    In my daily life, I present female. I probably get clocked now and then. I still put my best self forward. I don't correct people. Honestly I find it hilarious when someone is bouncing back and forth between pronouns. I let them figure it out and it's not something I can get angry about. I know who I am and I like her.    I don't think more surgery is in my future. GCS was a need. Everything else is a want. If I want bigger breasts, I know how to stuff. Though I'm still hoping the girls will get inspired in the next eighteen months, I find myself pretty content with who I've become.    Hugs!
    • Cyndee
      Coffee is life, I am so glad I quit the cigs (24 years now), the smell of smoker as they pass by today, and to think I was so unaware. Coffee and cigarette was a way of life once, don't miss it all now, the coffee tastes better I think....   Have a great day   C
    • Miss Bunny
      Yep, it has been looked into, no mysterious unaccounted for source.   I'd almost be ok with it being explained away.
    • Charlize
      Thank you for those wise words.  When i first got sober my addiction still had a strong hold on me.  To go back was seemingly a path to relief(and death).  I was told to make a gratitude list and keep it in my pocket.  Im still here and grateful for each day.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • Jackie C.
      I'm sure it's your mental game. I never had trouble crossing the finish line all the way down to .1 T. You'll get there.    Hugs!
    • Mason83
      Thank you Jackson, that definitely helps  
    • Jackie C.
      Four to six weeks is the projected recovery time. After that, I can go back to the gym. Right now I'm trying to figure out how much of my discomfort is the swelling and how much is this stupid diaper.    Hugs!
    • Jackie C.
      Salutations Piper and welcome to TransPulse!   So yeah, the occasional bout of doubt is pretty normal.  However,  here's the good news: You never need to take a step that you're not comfortable with. There is no set road map for transitioning. Nobody is going to be upset if you just do it your own way. It's about alleviating your body dysphoria and taking steps so you can learn to live comfortably in your own skin. The biggies to remember are: Cis people don't question their gender. Like Mary said, we're our own worst critics. Finally, don't do anything that makes you uncomfortable. This isn't a quick process. No need to rush into anything before you're ready.   In the meantime, here we are with experience, advice and snappy answers. There are no silly questions and we'll do our best to answer.   Hugs!
    • Timber Wolf
      Hi Piper, Welcome to Transpulse. I'm glad you're here!   We are a friendly bunch. We won't bite, I promise.🥰   Lots of love and a big welcome hug, Timber Wolf 🐾
    • ShawnaLeigh
      I fully agree.  To a point.  I say this from what Vicky had pointed out that “passing” is mostly a mental aspect and if your physical self does not match the mental image then your always going to be trying.  Another wise thing I have read previously from Vicky as well is we are always going to be our own worst critics.  Couple those two mental components it’s a very small margin we give ourselves to “pass” in.   However I am a goal oriented person and always live life on a check list.  While this helps me organize and complete things I have had to learn I can not view my transition as a check list.  I’m not a patient person either so my struggles to say it takes time does not make me feel any better. I had to change that.   In other words I set far lower expectations of my appearance.  Yes I struggle with this.  I have my demons and dysphoric times where I do not “see it” but that takes time too.   At first I doubted I’d ever look feminine enough at all and now I feel like a beautiful women in my person my heart and on the outside too.    That is all a mental process.   I have always had a “not cared what others think” type of personality so this transfers nicely for me on what others may see.   Again to quote Vicky.  Most people will not even see you no less judge your gender.  Face to face interaction included.   It boils down to confidence.   And great hair and make up.  Lol  
    • ShawnaLeigh
      Well I have a T check this Monday so we will see.  Though I do not think I’m physically incapable but it’s more a mental component of I don’t care about it and it’s not a priority in my daily thinking.  Certainly not as it was when I was living fully male.   Which again makes me very happy.  My issue also is I’m not in a relationship where sex can even happen nor does anyone want me in the regard.  That plays a big roll too.  
    • TammyAnne
      Amanda I'm sorry to read of your disappointment and sorry that youve had to be rescheduled. Perhaps it's just as well if that hospital isn't going to be welcoming, you certainly wouldn't want to spend any time there. Or perhaps it's a technical issue, who knows? At any rate, you'll get there! 《《《 hug 》》》 TA
    • TammyAnne
      Hello and welcome Piper! You needn't feel shy. I lurked for more than a month just reading before signing in at the encouragement of my gender therapist! Lots of good information and friendly folks here. TA
    • Belle
      You probably want to make sure your T is high enough. T blockers may not even be necessary, and can apparently even be harmful and prevent future breast growth if your levels get too low. This is according to a few sources including my doctor.   From what I understand the "O" just takes practice. I'm sure you will learn if you try. They are not the same as before. I have had different types even before discovering who I was.   Belle ❤
    • ShawnaLeigh
      I’m not trying overly hard to speak differently as my voice therapist has my baseline voice at gender neutral.  I do feel I emit a more feminine voice and somewhat softer then before. I was told by my VT that I sound somewhat shy with being extremely confident in action.   But I do have lots of work still in that.  
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