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 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