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Here are a couple closeup selfies of me that are about two years apart.
it's extremely difficult for me to look at old photos of myself. but it's also important to remember how far i've come. and i know how much i needed to see timelines like this when i was struggling with starting my journey. first one is me exactly a year before i started #hrt. i had pretty much given up on everything and was simply miserable. the pressure of growing older and seeing so many visible trans women just crushed me. the current photo is about fourteen months on hormones. and while i'm learning that transitioning is as much mental work as it is physical, i see how necessary this was and how this is the woman i was meant to be. it's so worth the pain to see myself alive and whole. and it's amazing to see how much work some little blue pills can do on their own.
but a lot of other things happened in fourteen months. losing fifty pounds. learning about skin care. i tried to focus on the things that really bothered me. the biggest two, my beard and my hairline, i nuked pretty early on. it took twelve rounds of laser and a good sized hair graft to to flip the regions on my head that hair occupies. i know i am privileged to have access to these resources, and i am very grateful.
will i get ffs? i'm not sure. other surgeries? hard to say right now. pretty much all dysphoria for me stems from my face and chest and shoulders, so this might be it for me. everyone's path to transition and their goals are unique, and there are no rules. it's important to remember that any number of surgeries and hormones do not make anyone's gender more or less valid.