A love letter about my vulva and vagina. This is NSFW - you've been warned!
Revisiting “Why I Am Having Bottom Surgery”
Did I need to have this surgery? Wow, that's complicated. The short answer: Yes, I did. The long answer: (Keep reading)
Q: What things change with surgery, hormones, etc.?
My perspective is from having MtF hormones and vaginoplasty. There are many other treatments, and people who have had those will likely have very different (yet really neat) answers.
Revisiting: “My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy”
When I responded to the New York Times op-ed piece "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy", I was about 6 weeks away from having my own vaginoplasty. I'm now about 12 weeks post-op, and I have a different perspective now that I'm on the other side of surgery.
A Trip – Part 4: In Motion
The weeks following my first post-op visit started slowly, with me only able to move around within the apartment at first, then small trips to the grocery or pharmacy.
A Trip – Part 3: Unpacking (and repacking)
I'll be getting a bit more graphic in this post, discussing some of the more, er, bloody details. If you don't like blood and other by-products of surgery, you might want to skip this post.
A Trip – Part 2: Emergence
The next thing I knew, I was waking up in the recovery area.
A Trip – Part 1: Departure
The night before, I expected to be unable to sleep, but instead, it came quickly.
Review: “My new vagina won’t make me happy” (NYT)
This past weekend, the New York times published an op-ed piece by Andrea Long Chu entitled "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy (And it shouldn't have to)". This column caused shock waves through the trans community for many of the things the author said and the way she characterized different aspects of her experience as a transgender woman.
Here is my response.
See You Next Time!
I sat down to write about how I'm feeling about my upcoming surgery. Here's what came out.