Day 26: Fourteen

CW: SEXUAL VIOLENCE #30DaysOfSelfCare In my life I have done what I thought was best for me, with the knowledge and skills I had at the time. I made choices. And sometimes choices were made for me. And I want to briefly talk about something that happened to me while growing up. Throughout my life,

Day 24: Breathe

#30DaysOfSelfCare In dealing with shit, there are these little spaces, moments of solace during the thick of depression and feels, that can be a saving grace. This morning is such a moment. I’ve really been struggling with this thing (I’m not quite ready to name it yet) and it’s made me an emotional wreck this

Day 22: Visibility

#30DaysOfSelfCare Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility ! ! ! This time last year I wasn’t out to all my friends and family. It was difficult because I didn’t know how to tell them. Not only did I have no idea what to say, I didn’t even have the vocabulary to fully understand and articulate

Day 20: Script

#30DaysOfSelfCare A quick lesson in humility. So, yesterday I was at Groote Schuur Hospital for my repeat script for HRT. I’m there every two months to pick up my medication but, somehow, things never go to plan at the hospital. I don’t want to go into the agonizing details of the experience, so I’m cutting a

Day 19: Wish

#30DaysOfSelfCare Sharing these bits of my life and experiences with you has been amazingly liberating so far. I’m also enjoying the pressure of engaging in a number of creative processes everyday. Today’s been a pretty emotional day so this is going to be a relatively short post. And I thought I’d just share a quick

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