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The first moment I could see my future as a trans man or trans masculine person was...
When I was a kid, I longed for short hair. This was met with hesitation, but I got what I wanted a few times. Still, though, it didn't feel right. It took me years to figure out why. The cuts were always styled for "girls"or "women."Even as a queer person that didn't fit me. Fast forward to 2018 - I had been questioning my gender identity when I took the plunge and made an appointment at a gender-inclusive salon. It's hard enough for me to find someone who can style my curly hair much less in a gender-affirming way but I lucked out big time. Looking in the mirror after the cut almost made me cry because for the first time I felt like myself. I later came across the term trans masculine which fit, well, to a T.
Resources that helped me...
I am incredibly grateful to have been able to access gender-affirming care in many ways for the past few years. I saw a therapist that helped me work through my gender identity concerns and later I decided to start low-dose testosterone. I am also part of a large discord server with trans masculine people and trans men in/around their 30s which has helped a lot, too.
Character drawings by Joey Borrelli.
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