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Transforming Skin: Transgender Dermatology

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Danna Elaine Wheeldon sent me this link to an article by Dr. Brian Ginsberg about transgender skin care and dermatology treatment. One item I noted was he mentions “pumping parties” as an aside, and it’s terrible to think that in this day and age “pumping parties” still exist. But when folks are desperate and money is short, it’s unfortunately a fact of transgender life.

Transforming Skin: Transgender Dermatology | Brian Ginsberg, M.D..

Arin Andrews and Katie Hill, Transgender Teenage Couple, Transition Together

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This couple has appeared here before on Transas City, but they are being highlighted again because they and their story have really set social media abuzz across the world, as mentioned. This longer interview has a slide show of photos at the bottom of it, and while some may focus on what a lovely couple they are, notice how happy they look in each photo!

Arin Andrews and Katie Hill, Transgender Teenage Couple, Transition Together.

The The Dark Side of Being Transgender: Having Little Choice

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A powerful testimonial of how we are driven to do what we must do. Each of us has our own path to walk. Each has their own personal joys – and hell – on their journey. A nice quote from the article:

My father told me about a movie he saw many years ago where two male police officers, one white, one black, are riding together in a car. The black guy turns to the white guy and says, “Do you ever think about being white?”

“Of course not,” says the other guy. “Why would I?”

“Well,” the black man said, “I think about being black every day.”

I doubt that born women and men ever spend much time thinking about it. I’d do anything to be able to be that way. I’d do anything to have a uterus, ovaries, and periods. My many born-woman friends all think I’m totally nuts for wanting periods, but they don’t understand. When you’re outside this, it’s hard to comprehend what it really feels like.

I’m stuck spending my whole life looking over the fence, wishing I were on the inside. Sometimes it’s hard to believe all this struggle is worthwhile. But, again, I have little choice.

The Dark Side of Being Transgender: Having Little Choice | Danielle Kaufman, M.D..

Annika Penelope: 10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Transition

From the Huffington Post, an interesting collection of advice, however I dvery mildly isagree with some of it. For example, I would modify (2) to also say “…and say hello to feminine privilege,” because I have definitely benefited from that more than I lost anything.

Annika Penelope: 10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Transition.