I have a few reflections and advice on the 5-year anniversary of coming out as transgender:
1. The best piece of advice I got: "Your transition belongs to you." There are no true rules in this. You don't even have to transition, and you certainly don't have to transition to anything established, or understandable to anyone else.
There are no objective body schedules or social milestones. You are free to make up WHATEVER you want. And you are free to push for your standards to be respected and assisted. Transition belongs to you.
Outside of hard-and-fast medical numbers and safety guidelines (real physical safety, not gatekeeping bullshit), you'll encounter invisible rails attempting to direct your experience. It's alright to oppose this, and to call them out. But the core of your experience is your own, and that can't be taken away.
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idk what to say about myself, like, isn't it better to find it out by yourself?
Anyway, I'm genderfluid, and all pronouns are alright if you need to refer to myself.
Oh and... I use Arch btw (:
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