It brings me peace having some spiritual related beliefs, and the same can be said for many other people.
I will never understand why some people need to tear down other people here by being like “UR FUCKING RETARDED IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE AFTERLIFE. WHEN PEOPLE DIE, THEY ARE DEAD AND THAT’S IT, SO YOU’RE A MORON FOR THINKING OTHERWISE!” and that is one example of many spiritual beliefs that I see being discussed in such a way.
Some people on my Facebook are the same. They post aggressive statuses because they are angry that other people don’t share their atheist beliefs. The saying “Live and let live” comes to mind here.
"When I was pregnant with you, this old, homeless, dirty gipsy woman on the lower east side of Manhattan stopped me in the street to tell me that I was having a boy because of how low my stomach was hanging. When I gave birth to a girl, I tried to find the old beggar to tell her that she was wrong & I gave birth to a beautiful girl. 21 years later, I need to go back, find that smelly snaggle toothed troll & tell her she was right all along" - My mother’s words on me being transgender.
Ha, something similar happened but with my father. He’s spiritual in his own way and used to know two men who did spiritual practices. They told my dad that he had a son, to which my dad said “I have a girl”, thinking that they had made a mistake. The men just repeated to my dad that he didn’t have a girl, but a boy. I was about 7 at the time. My dad didn’t say anything, thought about it, and deep down he knew they were right on some level.
My middle name isn’t “Descending Bear” for nothing.
I’m not against gels whatsoever. The idea that gels and creams are not as effective as injectable testosterone is a myth. They work on the same timeline and what effects how fast your changes come are the dose amount you are prescribed, how often you are prescribed to apply/inject the testosterone, the concentration of your testosterone, and how your specific body reacts to that form of testosterone. Some people take very well to gels or creams, some people don’t.
There isn’t a ‘best’ form of testosterone therapy since the outcome is the same regardless, so it’s up to personal preference. I’ve seen people switch from injections to gel because they were experiencing emotional fluctuations on the injections, since your hormonal levels peak the day of your shot and slowly decrease until it’s time for your next one. Some people feel these fluctuations stronger than others, so by switching to a daily gel they are getting a more steady dose of testosterone and they avoid the peaks and plateaus.
There are pros and cons to every delivery method. Gels and creams maintain a steady hormonal level, but they have to be applied every day which can be an inconvenience to some. You must also be careful to wash your hands and avoid potential skin-to-skin transference of the gel/cream before it dries. You also must avoid showering or swimming for at least 2 hours after applying the product, which shouldn’t be too hard for most people. Assess the pros and cons of each delivery method of testosterone to decide which will work out best for you. It is also good to keep in mind that choosing one method doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck with that forever.
How come there isn’t much of a trans woman version of “truscum” on tumblr? Aka more trans women who speak out the special snowflakes on their side of the community like trans men do with ours. I’ve seen a few but not a lot. My theory is most who disagree with Taleh and their crew are scared to speak out against them.
i feel so weird saying my own name
This is why I prefer to say away from the terms trans, transgender, or FTM when I have to out myself.