Day 385 – National Coming Out Day

I hope everyone else is having a good National Coming Out Day, maybe you even came out or know someone who did! For those of you who don’t know, today is a day observed by the LGBT community celebrating the simple act of coming out, Obligatory Wikipedia Link. I will admit I didn’t know what day it was until I saw a friend had come out on Facebook. I was later reminded of the fact when my girlfriend came out to me as being Panssexual. Initially I was a little surprised, but I already knew she was attracted to men, women, and hybrids (COUGH). Regardless it makes no difference in our relationship and I lover her and I am happy for her.

Anyways, I’ve been mostly occupied with school lately. I’ve gotten to the point in the year where all of my classes have their first big assignments due, ironically they all fall within a week of each other. I had my first speech and Organic Chemistry exam last week and this week I’ve got my first photo assignment due. I’ve got some nice landscape shots and I am enjoying the class quite a bit. Maybe I will scan some of my photography and post it here. I should probably post some of my art as well so you know a little more about me than the fact that I am trans.

Now to talk a little bit about how my transition is going.

This week marked my 12th hour of electrolysis. I can’t believe I’ve endured 12 hours of electric shock therapy! The hair on my upper lip is starting to get extremely fine and 4 days after I shave it is still hardly visible. The hair on my chin is still a bit thicker but they are all soft and blonde. By the end of 45 minutes she has to hunt for the smaller hairs to treat. I think I have at least 5-10 more hours of treatment before I get down to needing a very minimal amount of maintenance.

HRT is going well, it’s been over a month since I doubled my estrogen and I still feel fine. Breast development is coming along nicely, I think my right breast has passed the point of looking like a moob and actually looks like it belongs on a female. My left breast on the other hand, is still a little lacking. It is definitely filling out, but it is noticeably smaller than the other. Goes to show how uneven they grow. Though I can say that they itch and hurt quite a bit. You can feel any little think you brush up against, let alone bump into.

I am really starting to feel comfortable being full time at school. I haven’t had any incidents in the past month and a lot of the things I used to worry about really aren’t an issue. At this point I have no problems walking into the women’s room and that is a major step for me. Not only because of the controversy over trangendered people and bathrooms, but also because of the fact that it is a safe haven for women that I am being accepted into without refutal.

All in all things are going pretty well for me. I hope everyone else has a wonderful week and until next time,



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About gingertrap

I am a transgender woman, documenting my experiences with hormone treatment to help educate other transwomen of their effects as well as the daily struggles of being a human being.

6 responses to “Day 385 – National Coming Out Day”

  1. Rande says :

    Happy Coming Out Day, lovely pictures!

  2. clareflourish says :

    Really? Twelve hours? I thought it was usually hundreds with electrolysis. Oh, and- please do show your pictures, I would like to see them.

    • Brenda says :

      So did I!! I thought electrolysis required much more than that!
      But nice to see that we were wrong! 🙂

      I can’t wait to start getting rid of my beard (I guess I’ll start getting it done in the summer –that’s in the winter for those of you in the North! 😉 ).

  3. gingertrap says :

    I will be sure to post some of my art!

    It can take a long time to complete electrolysis, but I had far less facial hair to begin with. it mostly only grew in the goatee area and a little bit on the upper lip. I imagine a full grown beard would take a lot longer to remove.

    • Brenda says :

      Nice, are you an Flickr (or dunno, somewhere else to see your pics)?

      Oh, crap… I knew it couldn’t be that easy! 😦 I have lots (and I mean, lots) of facial hair (basically it covers the whole face and it goes on down and continues along the neck and then joins the hair growing on my chest… :/ it’s creepy… even as a male I was incredibly hairy xD).

  4. SarahC says :

    I’m amazed and happy that school is going so well in regard to your transition!

    Your transition in general is really going well too! My left breasts also took a while to catch up to the right. After 10 years it’s still a tiny bit smaller… I’ve read it’s normal for women, so nothing to worry about.

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