In two months I have to present a panel on NBC Hannibal at a conventions so I’m working up a Will Graham cosplay. I said I was going to not shave my face so I have enough natural facial hair to work with.
I lied. The hair is really soft but growing so quickly I had to shave it. It’s been about a day and I already have stubble, but the texture still isn’t stiff enough.
I’m still very, very impressed with how fast my facial hair is coming in and how thick. It’s about even on my cheeks and sideburns. Thicker under my chin than on it but no hair on my neck.
I feel like I’m “passing” more. I feel like my face is becoming more masculine by increments. My voice has dropped quite a bit. Hair growth pretty good. Still blond in the facial hair. Greasy skinned but fighting the acne quite well! I have a lot more confidence in myself.
Tonight I was misgendered a lot by /one/ person at a party and my roommate kept correcting him. After he didn’t respond to the corrections I very /aggressively/ corrected him on his pronoun use (just an aggressive “he” was enough). He immediately began to correct himself.
I feel like I have the confidence enough to correct people who misgender me, which is the first that’s ever been the case in three years of being an out-and-out trans* guy.
Within the first two to three weeks of starting testosterone, my face became an oily mess. I quickly started to get acne similar to, if not worse than, what I struggled with in high school and middle school. In those days, I just let it happen, thinking “eventually my face will get less oily.” Thankfully, it did. But now I’m back to square one.
This time I’ve come prepared. So here are some tips to battle your acne, whether this be your first puberty, your second puberty, or if you’re still battling the bastards.
Anyway this is my advice post for acne, hopefully it can help. If you have anything severe, I don’t know if this can help. I don’t have cystic acne, I have the annoying inflamed kind or whiteheads.
Here’s What I Do:
No updates for a while, since I’ve been sort of busy.
The muscles in my legs are really developing. The muscles in my arms are getting a lot bigger. My upper stomach hurts like I’m developing muscle there too.
My hips are still fatty but my ass is getting smaller and smaller.
My facial hair is starting to pick up too.