Hi, I’m Alexia. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
My story has been an interesting one. My blog was started to document the journey I’ve taken as I’ve undergone hormone replacement therapy and transitioning as a whole, in hopes that others considering transitioning would find it useful.
It’s become a lot more than that, to me. Looking back, I’ve seen a narrative form through my writings, one that defies the traditional one often pushed by mainstream media. My journey has been, by all accounts, relatively smooth. Of course I had the typical fears in doing things like coming out to my family, colleagues & friends. However, I was never cast out as a freak or a mental defective. I wasn’t shunned by society, fired or disowned. Truth be told, I’ve been really lucky. I have a loving family, amazing friends, a supportive, caring boyfriend (who gets that I’m a total dork).
I don’t quite know what to chalk it up to. Maybe it’s the fact that I do indeed “pass” and it’s easier for people to digest transgender people that adhere to the gender binary. Perhaps I just got lucky in having a surprisingly tolerant and caring support system. One might even say it’s the region I call home that has helped my experience be free of the harassment & hatred so often experienced by other transgender people.
All in all, I hope people see one thing: that this blog helps them realize that, for those who take this drastic a step for their own mental well-being and happiness (one a lot of people can’t begin to fathom), life can and does get better. One just needs to be bold & brave enough to take the journey.
Odds & Ends
- I’m Latina and my late 30s.
- I’m software engineer in the Bay Area.
- My passions include music, traveling, a good single malt scotch & Game of Thrones.
- I’ve been DJing in nightclubs for the better part of a decade.
- My HRT start date was August 11th, 2015.