August 23rd, 2014


Happy nameday to me

One year ago today I officially announced my new name, Pax Ahimsa Gethen. Since then I've passed the following milestones in my gender transition:

- Began requesting gender-neutral pronouns (singular they/their/them), September 13 (I reluctantly accept he/him/his now also, but still prefer singular they)

- Began testosterone therapy, January 3

- Had my name and gender change court hearing, July 10

- Got new Social Security and state ID cards with my new name and correct sex, July-August

I haven't formally celebrated any milestones yet. But I want to acknowledge and remember them, even if only for myself.