Experimenting with trans boyhood for my mental health

Written by on September 19, 2022

This summer, I turned 1.

Only a few weeks after my 28th birthday, the sweltering heat of late July marked a year since I first slathered a pump of cool testosterone gel on my shoulder, one of the many ways that I choose to honor my transness. It had been one year of opening myself to change as my shoulders broadened, my voice deepened, and the anxiety that hummed like a house music bass line began to melt into the background.

In lieu of a party, I went to a tattoo shop in northeast Los . . .

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