A New Season

#SpringCollection YAAAASSS, it’s good to be back! Where to begin?… There have been so many changes in my life over the last few months, some of which have just confused me, some of which have broken me, and others that elevated my happiness to a whole new level. And I would like to share those

Day 28: Surgery

#30DaysOfSelfCare One of the things that people often asked me, now even more so that I’ve been blogging about my experience, is whether or not I’ve had or plan on having surgery. As a transgender woman, there are a number of options available to you if you decide to transition. In terms of a medically

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 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 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 women 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.