Day 17: Wine

#30DaysOfSelfCare It’s Sunday again. And time for a another day to unwind, relax, and shake off those weekday worries. I previously spoke about how I feel about Sundays and how that ties into concepts of self-care, and you can read more about it at DAY 10: SUNDAY. Today, I’m kicking back with a bottle of wine and

Day 16: Vampires

#30DaysOfSelfCare Today I had an incredibly positive experience with someone who showed me so much kindness and it just got me thinking about the impact people can have on your life. For me, being surrounded by people who support and encourage me is so important, not because I’m transgender, but because these are the people

Day 15: Image

#30DaysOfSelfCare A few posts back I spoke about how instrumental YouTube was during the beginning part of my transition (DAY 5: VIRAL). There was so much information at my finger tips and so many people like me sharing their stories. One thing that I was constantly watching were transition timelines. Transition timelines are pretty much a

Day 14: Hormones

#30DaysOfSelfCare As part of my transition, bringing my body in line with my gender identity was crucial for me, and so last year I opted to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which changed my life in the most amazing ways. I had been living as a woman for most of last year and had begin

Day 13: Process

#30DaysOfSelfCare Writing for the last few days has been especially difficult for me. Sometimes the words just don’t come and that’s not the best thing when you’re committed to posting daily. So I feel I need to talk through a bit of my process in order to process. My day usually involves getting up at

Day 12: Right

#30DaysOfSelfCare #HumanRightsDay On 21 March 1960 in Sharpeville, police officers opened fire on a crowd of some 7,000 black demonstrators who were protesting the pass laws which required black Africans to carry a Dompas at all times while traveling. 69 died and 180 were injured. Today we have a constitution that empowers people with the

Day 11: Smooth

#30DaysOfSelfCare I. am. tired. of. shaving. my. body. The hetronormative, patriarchal standards of beauty imposed on womxn are just ridiculous. We know this. And in deepening that narrative, I’m going to offer another perspective, specifically on shaving, as a transgender woman. Of all things about my transition, shaving is by far the most annoying activity.