Holiday Dressing Down

This is a collection of photos showing how I wish I could present myself today and tomorrow, followed by how I will be looking as I arrive at my parents house to stay for the next two nights. I will be in what is left of my “boy mode.” I refuse to bind my chest for this, but I will be wearing a bra that does not “promote” the girls 🙂 As long as I don’t stretch or arch my back too much, the girls will stay somewhat hidden (if not, then oh well – they are there!). I will be wearing a nice, but fairly gender neutral sweater tomorrow to dress up a little more for the actual holiday.

Even the allied and axis soldiers in the trenches crossed over to share gifts and have some peace during this time right? I guess I can do what I need to in order to make that happen too. At least for this year… as my transition progresses though everyone is just going to have to get to know the real me.

Anyway, here is a nod to all of you trans men and women who are dealing with family members that do not accept you yet. Stay strong.. don’t let their negativity encroach on your healthy view of yourself. You are valid, you are awesome, you are important!

Holiday Dressing Down

This is a collection of photos showing how I wish I could present myself today and tomorrow, followed by how I will be looking as I arrive at my parents house to stay for the next two nights. I will be in what is left of my “boy mode.” I refuse to bind my chest for this, but I will be wearing a bra that does not “promote” the girls 🙂 As long as I don’t stretch or arch my back too much, the girls will stay somewhat hidden (if not, then oh well – they are there!). I will be wearing a nice, but fairly gender neutral sweater tomorrow to dress up a little more for the actual holiday.

Even the allied and axis soldiers in the trenches crossed over to share gifts and have some peace during this time right? I guess I can do what I need to in order to make that happen too. At least for this year… as my transition progresses though everyone is just going to have to get to know the real me.

Anyway, here is a nod to all of you trans men and women who are dealing with family members that do not accept you yet. Stay strong.. don’t let their negativity encroach on your healthy view of yourself. You are valid, you are awesome, you are important!

I had promised to post a few more photos from last week when I went to the Holiday Party.

The first two are from just after leaving the salon. I had my hair blown straight, then curled with a curling iron back into temporary ringlets that I could gently brush out a little more with my fingers before I would leave for the party. I think it turned out pretty well and a little fancier than my normal somewhat unruly curly hair 🙂

The third photo was from a quick bathroom break at Fruitful Yield where I stopped to just get a smoothie.

The fourth pic is me in my coat just before leaving for the night.

Finally pic #5 is a photo at the event I wanted to share once I had permission. This is me and my new friend Mirya. This was the second time we had a chance to hang out at an event like this and have been chatting ever since 🙂 We both have a lot in common and have become fast friends.