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core.void

Hey all! New to forums in general, so I hope I’m doing this right 😅

 

My name is Reuben! I am 19 years old, aro/ace, and FtM! Been identifying as male at school and at home for just over a year now, and am finally at peace with my identity. I’ve always been more of a ‘tomboy’ type, my favourite childhood activity being digging for bugs in the dirt, or running around in the forest in shorts patterned with fire and dragons only to come home with nettle rashes and scratches all over my legs. Ah, the good old days.

 

I am an artist currently working on a Fine Arts diploma. I enjoy a variety of art mediums, and primarily create characters and strange creatures (backgrounds? What are those?). Most art communities, both online and in real life, I have found to be very welcoming and inclusive spaces, and came to discover myself through the art and stories of the people I’ve met over the years. Funny enough, I first realized I was trans after jokingly drawing myself as a boy, and ended up saying “wow thats me” when it was done.  After years of figuring myself out in the privacy of my own mind, here I am. 

 

I have plans to move forwards with my transition. I am in the process of finding a psychologist who specializes in care for trans patients, and hope to eventually begin hrt. I have ventured this forum as a guest for a few months now, and have decided to join with hope that I may turn here if I am in need of guidance or support. (I’m also a huge introvert and am not the best with communication, so I apologize in advance for my awkwardness. Perhaps joining a forum will help me become better at talking to people as well!)

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tracy_j

Hi Reuben, welcome to the forum.

 

Yes you are doing well; Thank you for your introduction! As you may have realised, there are a huge variety of people here. Some even dabble in art, such as myself, whereas others are somewhat more professional. That aside, there is a huge wealth of collected experiences and very friendly people who will not hesitate to help as they can, should you require it. Please don't hesitate to read, post and join in as you feel. We welcome your input.

 

Tracy

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ShawnaLeigh

Welcome Reuben to our family. I don’t have to tell you how wonderful this forum can be for us as you said you have lurked for a while.  I did the same thing when trying to understand myself.  
I found I am not alone at all and further found a ton of acceptance, love and support from many others here.  
I am glad you found us and joined.  

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Timber Wolf

Hi Reuben,

Welcome to Transpulse. I'm glad you're here!

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf 🐾

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Jackie C.

Yeah, it turns out a lot of us are creatives or have creative hobbies. Probably a side-effect of playing a LOT of "what if" before we come out.

 

Welcome Reuben! Happy to meet you!

 

Hugs!

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Charlize

Welcome Reuben.  I have periods of my life when painting is very important to me.  I also find the artist community to be largely supportive.  Much of my work is actually involved with my trans identity.

Enjoy your time here.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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TammyAnne

Hello Reubens and welcome to the forums!

There are several artists here, myself among them.

This is a great place. I'm very glad you're here!

TA

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SaraAW

Welcome to the forums Reuben. This is an incredible community with so many wonderful people. Hugs!

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TammyAnne

That should have said "Reuben" but my autocorrect already is thinking "famous artists" so what the heck!

TA

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ToniTone

Hi Reuben and welcome! 

 

~Toni

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