I've been sort of MIA for a while, oops! Here's an update on everything that has happened in the last few months and what I'm working on for this year!
In the area where I currently live, I didn't think that I would ever experience transphobia first hand. Phoenix is pretty progressive and most people who do know that I'm transgender are either supportive or don't comment too much about it. It actually wasn't until I started getting into the dating scene that I started experiencing transphobia first-hand. Before you read these experiences, I want you to understand that there are people in the world who simply don't understand what it is to be transgender, and quite often they don't intend to say transphobic things.
there really are no words to describe it.
In my experience, the dating world as a transgender male has become more of a science than anything.
Before my transition, the task of dating was exponentially more simple than it is now. There was no need to "address the elephant in the room".
Whether it was dating online or in-person. It was so simple.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love being fashionable. I'm always matching and my shoes are always clean. What they may now know is how much time it took me to find the perfect outfit to wear that day. The outfit that fit how I felt. The one that matched my dysphoria and masked it.
Look at that, another year has come and gone. Where are you at with your transition compared to where you want to be? I know, I've been there too. I'm the king of procrastinating, but this isn't something that you want to put off. This is your happiness and your future. Below is a guide on how to create a realistic checklist for you and your transition for 2017.
once upon a time...
When I started my journey, I had just gotten out of a relationship that was, to say the least, toxic.
I was 24 when everything had finally come together. I had learned what these feelings were that I was experiencing and I was determined to take the steps necessary to "fix" it. I had realized that the relationship I was in wasn't working and this was a pretty big bomb to drop on top of everything.
YOU CAN CALL ME DANISH
Writing about my life and experiences as a white, transgender, queer male.