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an openly queer actor has never won an oscar
only once has an openly queer actor been nominated for an oscar
however, 22 straight actors have received oscar nominations for playing queer characters
I’m on my way.
For those interested in my transition, that’s nice. Just kidding! I honestly love to share my experiences with transitioning to help other trans girls gain some insight.
Around the time that I stopped using Tumblr I think I was on .1 mg of Estradiol in the form of a patch (yes, a tenth of a milligram) and 50mg of spironolactone. Today, I am on the hormone shot (estradiol cyponiate) so I receive 10mg of estradoil every two weeks, and I am taking 400mg of spironolactone a day. I had to switch to the injection because my body wasn’t responding to the patches. When I was on the patches my blood work would show that I was only up to a level of 50 when the average estrogen range is between 200-220. After getting my test results when receiving the injection, I was at a level of 186. The results have been much better, although I am a little terrified to do the injections myself. But I’ve actually experienced changes at this point.
At this point, I’ve definitely felt the physical changes—especially after starting the injections and a much higher dose. I certainly have breasts, I wear a 38 C which is new and lovely. They’re completely real! People keep asking me if my boob job hurt so I feel the need to mention that they developed with hormones. My face has become more rounded and soft. All my skin is incredibly soft, I love it. Women have an extra later of fat over men which causes that. The downside is I gained a lot of weight quickly when my doctor increased my dose, just like how pregnant women gain weight rapidly with the hormone change. Granted I want exercising at the time, but I really gained it unnaturally quick.
Anyway, I have seen the whole fat redistribution happen now, which I really desired for a long time. My waist, legs, and hip areas have all taken a more feminine shape and I have the stretch marks to prove it! Sorry, I’m weird. I’ve become pretty weak, and my lab results proved that showing that my muscle mass decreased (I think you want to check ceraotin(?) levels to figure that out). I’m always tired and cold easily. I’ve also been told that my voice has changed, which is fascinating to me. I don’t really notice it, but I’ll call old friends and they won’t recognize me on the phone. I never get misgendered when I talk to someone I’ve never met on the phone. I recently decided that my voice must have increased in pitch when I was labeled an Alto/ 2nd Soprano in choir class (considering I was like a tenner in high school)!
I honestly don’t have problems with passing, I’m not trying to brag and I understand it’s a privilege. People very rarely misgender me, always only people who knew me before I transitioned. People who met me after I transitioned tell me they would have never known I was trans and that I don’t look anything like my old pictures which feels incredible to hear. It’s the little confidence boosters like that combined with the hormones’ changes that help to alleviate dysphoria.
Ask me questions if I didn’t mention something you’re curious about something I didn’t mention. I love questions, no matter how personal. We do the weird stuff!
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