Author Archives: pinkmantaray

What is Transitioning?

You’ve probably heard the terms “top surgery” or “transition” or “T” if you’re interacting with trans* people. So if you’re trying to educate yourself on a transmasculine experience, you’ve come to the right place! Lots of transgender people feel something called “gender … Continue reading

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Top surgery recovery

2016.02.25 DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor and therefore I am also not a professional so my answers are gleaned from my own experience  – my interaction with my doctors, my friends and their own experiences, and of course my own … Continue reading

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New posts!

Hi everyone! Happy February 🙂 I’ve been blogging – check out some of my new posts: My Transition: Parents and Coming Out FAQ: Food and Diet FAQ: Testosterone and the NCAA Let me know what requests y’all have for more … Continue reading

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Food and diet

“What’s your workout routine?” “Do you just swim? Or do you do other kinds of cardio too? Do you lift? “What do you eat? How do I lose weight like you?” “What exercises do you do for you [insert muscle … Continue reading

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Testosterone and the NCAA

“But… you’re taking testosterone… and you’re allowed to compete??? Doesn’t that give you an advantage??” “Wait, but aren’t female athletes, like… not as good as male athletes? Aren’t you way slower than all the other guys? Or are you just … Continue reading

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Coming out to my Parents – long version

My “Coming Out” Story and My Parents A lot of people ask me how I came out to my parents and how that process has been since I came out. There are two parts of this process because I first … Continue reading

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Advice on Coming Out

In general… Be confident, be assertive, be kind. You are presenting yourself to others and the intent is not that they understand everything about you but that they accept you and treat you with respect. Be frank and direct: “I … Continue reading

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Coming out to my family

How did my parents react when I came out to them? How are they now? In short, my parents are incredible. They do their very best to support me and make sure I am getting what I need. Sure, there … Continue reading

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August 26th, 2015: College!

Hey everyone! I’ve returned to blogging!! Yesterday I moved into my dorm at Harvard and I’m super excited to be in the same place consistently for the next year. So, I finally made a new video on my YouTube channel … Continue reading

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My Transition

I came out as transgender for the first time over the summer of 2014. I cite broad period of time because my coming out was a process. I didn’t just say to someone, “I’m transgender.” I was in therapy for … Continue reading

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