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Small Victories

Discussion in 'Gender Identity and Expression' started by Kasey, Dec 11, 2014.

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    I got the date for my first appointment at the GIC! It's 2 weeks on Tuesday, which is really fast and definitely faster than I thought it would be :slight_smile: I'm just so happy I'm one step further now
     
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    I'm officially employed and on payroll! And I don't feel TOO scared about being out as trans there, because I know a transgirl who works there, although I'm not entirely sure if she's out at work? But it's through my school, so any discrimination has legal consequences B)
     
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    Awww thanks(*hug*)
     
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    My best friend said something the other day that made so intensely happy. I was explaining to him the concept of binding because he thought binders were bras, so I was explaining to him their purpose and things like that. After about maybe 20 or so minutes of talking about binders :lol: he says

    "Don't worry, Cade, we'll get you one... I hope it's not uncomfortable, me saying "we", I want to help you, but if you'd rather me just say "You" then that's okay too"

    I thought it was the sweetest thing ever, his willingness to help me. It felt like a victory, that I have so much of his support and acceptance so I thought I'd post it here. :thumbsup:
     
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    Went to the men's restroom. It was gross, but it was the mens and nobody noticed. *insert evil laugh here*

    And then on the flipside, I keep getting funny looks at women's restrooms. So I guess this means I look pretty masculine.
     
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    Wow... This is still going...
     
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    Painted my nails today. Unfortunately I also discovered that I suck at it.
     
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    For a good reason.

    Welcome back.
     
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    Takes practice. First time I did my toes, they came out terrible.
     
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    By the way... Women's bathrooms are equally gross too...
     
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    Some guy just called me looking for someone (another wrong number case, seriously who had this number before me) and gendered me right when he apologized.

    asdfghjkl; I never get read right over the phone!
     
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    Probably a drug dealer.
     
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    Considering some stuff that happened here a few years ago, I wouldn't be surprised. XD
     
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    Way to ruin the moment there...
     
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    I was at a Rick Astley concert, and he(Rick) asked me - when we was getting his autograph - 'What's your name, boy?'

    ...and then my dad ruined the beautiful moment by saying 'My daugthers name is...'
     
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    Ahh, boo~. >.<
     
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    I didn't even try to present as male (Formal volunteer work so they had my given name and sex and whatnot, so I didn't bother) and I got so many "He" and "His" and I even got a "Young man". I was so happy, most of them "corrected" themselves after a double take and realizing I was physically a girl, but holy crap did it ever make my night!
     
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    So it turns out that painting my nails had a much larger effect than I anticipated. My hands look so feminine now and since I spend so much time looking at my hands just going about my every day life, it makes me feel a lot better.

    I was a bit worried about what my dad would say though. Even if he said he supported me, I had my doubts once I started expressing. My parents came home today and I initially hid my nails from him but I realized I'd be unable to at dinner. When he noticed my nails he chuckled and I prepared for a snide comment but he just said "Was it hard painting your nails?" I said it had been and he said "I can see that"--probably referring to how uneven and shitty I did it--and said it would have been fun to see me struggle with it. That was it. I was super surprised.
     
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    My victory was at graduation I felt good in my own skin and I didn't get called a girl. I also got a lot of complements by close friends say how gender neutral I looked. I was happy
     
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    I am going to hold my own lecture about transsexualism, health, well-being, body acceptance and sex at the local pride festival! I completed my transition (as far as I want to go at least) a few years ago and have finally started to self-realize and enjoying my life as a post-op transman! Sharing my experiences to inspire others is one way to do it so I'm very happy about this chance!