I've had a lot going on 2021. I had to apply to remove the conditions on my permanent residency, as the conditional two years were coming up. I got fully vaccinated, which is great because living is a nice perk, and I recently got the largest raise of my life.

But none of those is the biggest story. Through COVID quarantined heavily, working from home, having groceries delivered, and otherwise avoiding human contact. This creates a unique circumstance to pursue something I never thought I'd have the confidence to.

I've been in therapy since last year trying to figure myself out. I've long felt socially displaced and not knowing how to present myself. Which makes sense because those are pretty normal effects of gender dysphoria.

I started on feminizing hormones in February and am now
letting people know this is going on, as well as my name change to Elle. For now others can consider me non-binary. I don't know exactly where I'll end up, but I'm no longer letting anxiety and uncertainty lead me to complacency. After all, I've gotta do my part to make sure this place isn't a complete sausage fest.
Posted by Yodariquo Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:37:44 (comments: 15)
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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:59:08

Congratulations on taking a difficult step towards what it sounds like you've been looking for for some time!

And having the courage to share it here, too; when you just as easily could not. I'm sure we've all got your back here if need be!

 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:56:40
Yeah, what Foolz said. Good on you for starting this voyage.
 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:18:20
Can you get back to rewriting this site so its not as terrible on mobile?



For those of you that block sigs thats a joke that yoda will get. I am not an insensitive bastard, at least not for that.

Elle, you have my admiration, none of this can be easy and I hope you have the support of your family and partner. You have mine, but that's a small token, not what you need everyday all day irl.

I cannot imagine what you are going through.


 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:27:46

Yes, congrats to you for taking this step, one many will never be able to take. I'm hopeful that you have the support that you need and know that on this site, we will support you 100%.

 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:01:24
All right, well good on you for going down this road and I definitely hope it brings you some peace that you're looking for.

And now for my half joking piece of advice, learn to do your makeup. Start spending time learning about your skin tone, and what season you are and all the stuff that falls into that category. I have a family member who transitioned about a year ago, and understandably she has the makeup skills of a young teenage girl. Unfortunately between being new to makeup and being born kind of "country", she ends up looking like a rodeo clown that doesn't understand what lipstick flatters her and that blush should be used sparingly.

Anyway, if you need any makeup gurus, let me know, cuz I can hook you up.
 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:13:54
Congratulations! I hope you receive all of the support you need and it brings you the peace you deserve.
 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:02:43
Yodariquo said:
I've had a lot going on 2021. I had to apply to remove the conditions on my permanent residency, as the conditional two years were coming up. I got fully vaccinated, which is great because living is a nice perk, and I recently got the largest raise of my life.


But none of those is the biggest story. Through COVID quarantined heavily, working from home, having groceries delivered, and otherwise avoiding human contact. This creates a unique circumstance to pursue something I never thought I'd have the confidence to.


I've been in therapy since last year trying to figure myself out. I've long felt socially displaced and not knowing how to present myself. Which makes sense because those are pretty normal effects of gender dysphoria.


I started on feminizing hormones in February and am now

letting people know this is going on, as well as my name change to Elle. For now others can consider me non-binary. I don't know exactly where I'll end up, but I'm no longer letting anxiety and uncertainty lead me to complacency. After all, I've gotta do my part to make sure this place isn't a complete sausage fest.

So ridiculously happy for you and proud of you!  ❤️

 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:13:39
Wow, that's huge. I wish you the best. I have a nephew who currently identifies as a girl.
 
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:35:02

Wow. Congrats on taking that huge step in figuring yourself out. Wishing you all the very best as you continue onward. yes

 
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 04:36:59
aspro said:
Can you get back to rewriting this site so its not as terrible on mobile?

tbf at this rate this is going to take longer than the dev time of Duke Nukem Forever.

robio said:
And now for my half joking piece of advice, learn to do your makeup. Start spending time learning about your skin tone, and what season you are and all the stuff that falls into that category. I have a family member who transitioned about a year ago, and understandably she has the makeup skills of a young teenage girl. Unfortunately between being new to makeup and being born kind of "country", she ends up looking like a rodeo clown that doesn't understand what lipstick flatters her and that blush should be used sparingly.

Anyway, if you need any makeup gurus, let me know, cuz I can hook you up.

Been working on it a while, though most of my efforts have just been in covering up my super dark thick stubble, which is in the process of being lasered away.

gamingeek said:
Wow, that's huge. I wish you the best. I have a nephew who currently identifies as a girl.

One of the surprising things through all this is how everybody seems to know someone. We're like Canadians, we blend in but we're everywhere.

phantom_leo said:

So ridiculously happy for you and proud of you!  ❤️

Someone's gotta bring the diversity WinkWink ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

As I've said before, you guys are all foundational to everywhere I've gotten since I gathered you all and trapped you in this Internet gaming news acheron. Thank you for so much love and support, not just now but for all these years.

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