Happy New Year!

(I’m taking this excuse/opportunity to be a sap and let you know how much you’re appreciated. This blog wouldn’t be complete without some obligatory holiday post.) To all my old readers: I’m glad you’re still here! Your encouragement and enthusiasm fuels my efforts and keeps me going. To all my new readers: Welcome! Poke around and feel free to post your ideas, ask questions, and … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Back

I’m back from break. Why did it take so long to come back? Well, I could say I’ve been busy. But then naturally you’d ask, busy with what? In which case I have to admit I haven’t really been all that busy. I’ve given up trying to fight the winter blues so instead I’ve embraced hibernating in the house on weekends and catching up on … Continue reading Back

Break

I’m going to put the blog on a small hiatus. It’s been over 8 months of constant blogging, and I’ve finally run out of steam. That plus life and fun getting happily in the way (like a new job and an upcoming vacation!) have prevented me from generating a steady stream of posts. For now. Worry not, I have lots more planned for when I … Continue reading Break

Top Surgery Update: Scars

On my seventh-month post-op day (Sept 24), I paid a visit to the very friendly folk at Dimensions Clinic, the health clinic for transgender and queer youth. I asked the wonderful Dr about my hypertrophic scars, and brought up the idea of cortisone injections, since she had already mentioned it last time. Next thing I know I’m lying on the examination table getting pricked by … Continue reading Top Surgery Update: Scars

LGBTQIA Books Update

Since I posted the not-so-comprehensive LGBTQIA Book List, I’ve done a fair amount of reading, and more excitingly, discovering. Here’s a rundown of all the new books I’ve come across that are definitely worth looking into. (Note that I’ve added the new ones to the soon-to-be-comprehensive LGBTQIA Book List.) I am J, by Cris Beam J is a half Jewish, half Puerto Rican, FTM transgender … Continue reading LGBTQIA Books Update

Testosterone, part 1

The Curiosity For the past few weeks I’ve been doing a bit of research regarding testosterone. I don’t know what prompted this seemingly sudden interest in T, but perhaps this lingering curiosity is a telltale sign of something else. The Basics Here’s a testosterone primer for those in the not-know. (Note: There are a lot more resources that explain this much more in depth, which … Continue reading Testosterone, part 1