Today marks one year that I have been on testosterone. I have identified as trans for over a decade (at least to myself) and had been thinking about it for years, but it was one year ago today that I got my testosterone prescription.
I remember walking out of the endocrinologist’s office with my prescription for AndroGel, a topical testosterone, and thinking “This is it. Now I get to see what happens next.” I used AndroGel for the first 5 months, and then switched to injections. The changes were gradual at first, so much that I barely notice a difference in photos and voice recordings over the first few months.
And then suddenly– BOOM! I got way stronger, I grew a beard, and my voice has changed significantly.
I’m still learning how to fit in, where my place is in the world. I’m still learning how to fit into the queer community, how to navigate male culture. I still have a long way to go. But looking at these photos, I see how far I have already come. I am happy and I am ready for what comes next!