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Im not sure being trans is necessarily right for me because I dont really have gender dysphoria as Im happy enough with identifying as genderneutral/genderflud/two-spirit, but Im definitely feeling a strong urge to present more as male in the physical area, but even that will more than likely be adrogynously presented.

I definitely want to have top surgery and see absolutely no inclination to have bottom surgery.

I am not sure that hormones are right for me but I have bound my chest and it was good.

 

ok, just somehow finding myself able to sum all that up about myself right now..

 

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Honestly labels dont really mean anything as long as you are happy or striving to be happy 

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