A little but important note:
In my last post I mentioned that I’ve had quite a bit of personal upheaval in the last few months. Well, let me explain:
About a year ago, I realized that I was most likely transgender. I started seeing a therapist, then a small team of doctors who confirmed that I was indeed most likely transgender. I started my transition from a woman to a man in August by beginning hormone therapy, and by this point my voice has dropped quite a bit, I’ve got the beginnings of facial hair, and my metabolism has kicked up a gear. This is a process that I’ll be going through, to varying degrees, for years.
I thankfully belong to some very open-minded units, all of whom have chosen to allow me to reenact in the same roles as the other men in the unit. On one hand, within another 6 months or so, they’d look pretty silly asking me to portray a female role, but on the other hand, I’ve heard of very, very few units where I wouldn’t have been asked to leave. So, I give major props to the awesome folks I reenact with.
So, if you see me at an event, please be aware that I’m no longer “galtrooping”, and that I’m actually portraying the role most appropriate for me. In time, as testosterone works its magic, I guarantee you that it will be much easier to see me as who I am than who I used to pretend to be.