With the high depression, anxiety and suicide rates among trans* folk, I think it's incredibly important for us to reflect and talk to a professional when things get tough.
Hell, I think it's important for absolutely everyone to see a professional from time to time. My CBT referral has finally gone through and I'm finally ready to reflect and move on. Make sure you seek help if you need it, it shouldn't be such seen as such a taboo subject; lots of people need others to help them and you're definitely not alone.
Hotel bathrooms are just topless selfie heavens. 🏻
This is the longest I've had to wait for my next hormone injection and I'm losing my mind 14 weeks between jabs is a hell of a long time and I'm being so temperamental - I feel like I'm 13 again!
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Here's a lil Transformation Tuesday to remind people that happiness is a journey not a destination! On the left I wasn't really aware of who I was, I had no term for how I felt; I just thought I was a raging lesbian. But there were little hints: I wouldn't wear my hair any way but tied up with an Alice band pulling it back because I hated it long, I had a really odd sense of fashion because I'd buy the least feminine female clothes I could that find, I hated being in the female changing rooms at school, I didn't wear any makeup ever (even for the left photo which was taken at a wedding) - but I wasn't massively unhappy, because I didn't know! Something felt off but I had just shrug it off as being a "butch lesbian" and the emotions with that. On the right was a few days ago, and (despite looking happier on the left!) I am so happy with where I am transition wise. The moment I discovered the word transsexual my whole mentality changed and I spent years miserable that I wasn't growing the same way my brother was; I used to steal his boxers because I didn't know how my parents would react to me asking for boys clothes, I would feel envy as I saw him grow facial hair and see him walk around the house topless. Now I feel so comfortable with my body, my voice, my mentality towards who I am. There are still things that need to change. But at the end of the day, I am SOOO much happier right here, right now, than I was 4-5 years ago when I first came out as a transsexual male. I've always had a supportive network of family, friends and people online and that's more than I could ever ask for! Stay positive
I literally hate the feeling of velvet but I swear to god I couldn't take my hands or eyes off her all day. I couldn't ask for a better "date" for my sisters gorgeous wedding #tooperfectforafilter
On the left is an attention seeker, someone who looks for drama, compulsively lies, someone who struggles everyday with some sort of identity crisis.
On the right is the same person. Just without the attention seeking, the drama, no more compulsive lying. Different body, cross-sex hormones and a different mentality.
There is not a day on earth I'm not thankful for my supportive family and friends. For the love you all give me on Instagram. For those of you who come to me for support.
It took me 5/6 years to be able look at myself and love who I'm becoming. So stay safe, be brave and keep being awesome. You'll get there one day.
Taken whilst walking the dogs. The countryside is always greener 🤗
Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?
There is literally nothing interesting going on in my life right now, so just have another photo of my face. 🤗
Pride month is the time of year I try my hardest to put back into my community. This year I decided it was finally time to buy a @point5cc shirt. Not only are they made with a lot of love and comfort; @alionsfear is one hard worker and puts some of the proceeds straight into charities for trans people in need and I have a hell of a lot of respect for that. 🏻
For those of you who don't know why we celebrate pride month here's a quick history lesson: For years and years being gay was illegal in the US. Police would raid bars, homosexual sex was illegal and being openly LGBT when in the army meant you were discharged un-honourably (to name a few).
In Massachusetts there was a place called the "Stonewall Inn" that was run by the Mafia and really popular with the poor and those who were being marginalised.
In June 1969 the police did one of their bar raids on the "Stonewall Inn" and they rapidly lost control because of a crowd that lead to a riot. This catalyst lead to many "Stonewall" riots for the next few days to come. Within 2 years gay rights organisations were formed internationally and just a year after the famous "Stonewall" riots parts of America had their first gay pride marches.
Without people being open and speaking their mind, who knows where our rights would be! Without those willing to put themselves in incarceration for LGBT rights we may not have the right to love who we love and physically transition. So party and rejoice and be proud! But most of all, remember those who fought for our rights during this month in 1969.
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It's already been 6 months since I had surgery! I might still have snags and bumps here and there but I am still so ecstatic with my no nipple having ass!
I share my stories, not for popularity but for those that want to discover themselves. I want to be a figure to help (because I sure as hell wish I had more help when I first realised) Through mental health, having surgery, effects of hormones, weight loss... anything I can.
I have been accused of thinking that I'm better than every other transguy.
When in reality, I compare my present self to nothing but my past self. I think I'm fucking great, but only compared to who I once was.
I appreciate those of you who understand that I'm here, on Instagram, un-privatised, to teach and help not to shove my transition down your throat.
Wow. My last post got over 1k likes and not a single one of you made one salty comment about my lack of nipples. You saw the hearts of me and @r.byg and nothing else. God bless y'all, you're lovely, wholesome people.
How lucky am I to bag someone so physically and mentally gorgeous
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Thank you for going through this with me (8 months .vs. 27 months)
I am extremely appreciative of having support in everything I feel and do. I may not have spent my last few birthdays doing anything but playing my Xbox but I'm always surrounded by some of the people I love and that's more than I could ask for. Plus this is my first birthday without breast tissue which is euphoric!
Clevedon Beach 🌤
Went down to a cold but quaint little beach with @r.byg today
Can't believe I'm 20 in 6 days man. I still look and feel like I'm 16 I also can't believe I had top surgery whilst I was still a teenager!
Making HUGE anxiety progress! Worked at a @scentopiauk event last night for the first time since 2014!
I got my hair cut professionally for the first time as Elliot and the first time in 8 years today! It was ridiculously nerve wracking but it feels so nice!
I've never enjoyed the sun as much as I have this year 🤔