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Hi & intro [Aug. 11th, 2014|11:36 pm]
Stopping Testosterone


Hi, I'm Rowan, 40 / coming up 41, UK, female at birth. I started my transition to male/genderqueer about three years ago, and I've been on T since September 2012. I haven't had any surgery, and I'd been intending to have top surgery about a year from now ... until I realised that I don't actually want it, and from there, it's been realising that I don't want to be on T any more either.  I'm not regretting because I needed to do this, and here is where I'm at.  Finding communities of people in similar retransition journeys and reflections feels helpful right now.

My sense of me is simply me - perhaps non-binary fits; my thing has been androgyny for the last 20 years and if I hadn't done the FTM thing, I'd have been sat there wondering. I felt I needed to come to androgyny from the 'male direction', so to speak. And there's androgyny, and then there's realising there are a whole lot more things I want to explore about experiencing myself as a woman again.

I love what T has done to my voice... and I gather that over time, body hair may well grow more slowly, finer, softer - and that all of this is very individual. As for facial hair, it's not growing in massively but it is noticeable, and as I have dark hair with fair skin, I'm currently wondering about laser and have started researching that.

anyway, look forward to reading, sharing, and thank you for creating this community.

[User Picture]From: gymx
2014-08-15 03:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, welcome. This comm is pretty quiet but we do get folks stopping in from time to time. :)
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[User Picture]From: riverhymn
2015-03-21 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hello, thanks for welcome. It's been a few months since I first posted, but I hadn't been on LJ much and am here more often now.
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From: (Anonymous)
2014-11-02 04:54 pm (UTC)


I'm going through a similar process, I was on hormones for several years at age 18 (7) but I have decided to go off of them now and I am not moving forward with any surgeries either.
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[User Picture]From: riverhymn
2015-03-21 09:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Hello

Hello, how are you getting on? I hope it's going well for you.
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