Parallel Worlds

Author’s Note: I wrote this piece for an upcoming anthology called Trans Bodies Trans Selves. The topic was being a trans immigrant, which I integrated with having non-binary gender. Enjoy! When my life officially began on April 23rd 1986 in Mexico City, Mexico, I was a girl. The doctor peeked between my legs and proclaimed it so. Nobody questioned it much, except me; silently, of … Continue reading Parallel Worlds

Top Surgery: 2 Years Post-op

It’s been a year since I put up pictures of my chest for the world to see. And it’s hard to believe that it’s been only 2 years since there was anything else there. Hypertrophic Scar Treatment I get a lot of questions about the scars. While most people’s scars turn a pinkish-white after 2 years, mine still look as if I’m fresh out of … Continue reading Top Surgery: 2 Years Post-op

2 years

Today I got an automated email. It’s been 2 years from today since I started blogging at http://neutrois.me. I never imagined everything that would come of it: intimate exploration of my identity, exposing my transition very publicly, speaking at workshops and participating in panels, traveling to conferences across the US, meeting trans advocates from all over the world, and connecting with a community who is … Continue reading 2 years

Neutrois Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy: One Week Post-Op

Cramps In Spanish – at least the Mexican Spanish that I speak – there are three words to describe three distinct types of cramps. “Dolor de caballo” – or literally, horse’s pain – is the kind of sharp cramp you get when exercising. You feel it in your lower diaphragm, or sometimes quite oddly in your shoulder blades. While it makes breathing slightly painful, it … Continue reading Hysterectomy: One Week Post-Op

Rainbow

5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year

Hormones are gradual. That I would actually take hormones was a surprise in itself, since for the longest time I was absolutely convinced that I would never ever do that. But also, internalizing the fact that you don’t take a shot of testosterone and wake up with a full grown beard and hunky chest hair helped me put aside my irrational fears and focus on … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year

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Today’s Truth

When I told my dad I wanted surgery, it went something like this. We were at the Z√≥calo – Mexico City’s downtown district – shopping for my very first suit. He started talking about how the staff didn’t know whether I was a boy or a girl, how they were very confused by the whole situation. “You know I don’t care. I’m fine with that, … Continue reading Today’s Truth