I got a tattoo
There was a time I thought I’d never get a tattoo, but after a lot of careful thought I was able to settle on one that I really wanted after all.
Becoming more comfortable
Some thoughts on being who I am and accepting my transness as an essential part of my identity - appropriate, I suppose, for Transgender Awareness Week.
When am I "done"?
Thoughts on transition milestones and what reaching them actually means, as well as what happens afterwards.
My year of Gender Stuff
It’s been a year since I started my gender journey, so I wrote a four thousand word retrospective about the story so far.
Another vacation, and going full time
After a week in New York City, I finally got to go to work as myself. Thoughts on the trip and putting a bow on my social transition.
Feeling emotions is really amazing
Last Friday, Sarah and I were at home, in the computer room. Very standard night, Mola wandered in and was sleeping on her favorite pillow, and in general we were just taking it easy and winding down for the weekend. I think maybe we were watching a hockey game, I can’t really remember now.
Recent validating experiences
Over the course of the last three or four weeks I finally decided to bite the bullet and present as female nearly 100% of the time outside of work. (I’m going to discuss coming out at my workplace sometime in the next couple of weeks, which, uh, yes, nervewracking, but also that’ll be literally it, I’ll be done with the “coming out” bit in its entirety which is super super exciting.
Faith, being trans, and finding joy
I am still not really sure whether I made the right call as far as where to start this story. It was either at, like, age 12, or last week, and it was really hard to say what would work better. At the end of the day, though, I think it makes the most sense to start with the impetus for the blog post and go from there, so that’s what I’ll do.
Hi, I'm Allison.
This is the third or fourth time I’ve written something like this and weirdly, it doesn’t get any easier the more I do it. A lot of drafting and redrafting to make sure I hit everything I want to. The title on this should pretty much give away the big reveal here.