I’ve been reading a lot lately and was wondering if anyone knew of any good books about trans guys
I just read parrotfish, which was good, but entirely out of season. And it lacked alot of the problems that trans people face. It very briefly mentioned binding, and the bathroom situation trans people face. But didn’t go into any detail what so ever.. It just focused on a person who is trans having problems with people using the correct name. Which is fine I guess. But more details on the trans parts of his life would have been nice. Like not just mentioning he ordered a binder then leaving it at that but showing how he reacted to getting it, and how he felt more confident would have been nice. So things like that…Because without it it was pretty bland except for the drama in it with other people not liking the fact that he’s different for being trans. his story isnt based around his transition. Its based on the over all fact that he’s a trans guy who lost a friend because he came out as trans and his family also doesn’t really like it too much and everyone thinks it’s weird. Other then that it’s a Christmas story.
So anyway if anyone has any book suggestions let me know and I’ll look into them.
soooo…. i dislocated my shoulder yesterday….for the second time… now how the fuck am i suppose to get my binder on?
getting it off is completely different then putting it on.
"trans men have access to women’s spaces"
Like any of us WANT to be included in a space that’ll misgender us and treat us like “gender traitors”.
Not every trans man is a 14 year old butch lesbian who thinks not conforming with gender roles = being trans.
first off they dont know im trans. they just think im a girl.
and when talking to customers for some god forsaken reason my voice automatically goes up in pitch.
so between that anxiety and the anxiety of just starting a technically full time job, and school finals.
i have dropped around 10 pounds in about a week.
ive been physically weak.
and i actually had to leave my first full day early because i was gagging while working (partly from the smell of food)
this job is going to slowly kill me. and today is only my second full day.
Check out Ben with FTrealM talking about being trans* and forming new relationships.
He talks about his fears and worries as a stealth transman and the complications of forming new friendships.
i know their’s a back and forth debate between the full length double front compression binder and the tri-top.
ive only ever owned the double front and it has worked fine but im noticing a lot of pressure on my lower back.
for anyone who has switched binders has that eliminated or at least lessened some of that problem? or is it just me having a really shitty back?
i asked about getting new binders because the ones i have are about 2 years old. normally i order the double front compression binder from underworks and they have the discount if you order 3. (i guess they renamed some of them and got rid of that) so i got one new one of that and a tri-top. along with that i ordered a swimming binder. so i spent a little over $100. and she is surprisingly okay when i told her the price. i guess she knew i needed them? im not too sure how to react to this. i mean im really grateful. and she knows i am. but i was expecting her to be a tad annoyed at least.
and no i did not just order more then i told her i was going to. i just explained to her the system of if you spend $75 or more their’s free shipping and she said okay. i just didnt think she would have been to pleased to hear me say the over all price and spending $100. because she did hand me her card to pay for it.
Today I decided to cut my hair, well the sides atleast. I mean it’s not entirely even but when it grows out like 2mm it’ll all blend fine.
Now cutting my hair myself is something that I never thought I’d do. Men’s hair cuts around where I live is anywhere between 15 and 20 dollars and I don’t have that money to spend every month.
Womens haircuts cost more but women generally cut there hair less often.
So honestly for guys who want to keep up with having really short hair and who want to save money I’d suggest buying a hair buzzer and doing it yourself or have someone help you. It’ll save a lot of money in the long run. And with practice you can master a haircut that you want that a Barber or hair dresser you see for some reason won’t give you. Because from experience if your hair dresser knew you pre transition they generally feminize your haircut.