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Trans Introductions

Hello y'all!

I wanted to make a post where all us trans peeps can introduce themselves and say hey to each other, since I find it nice to have other trans peeps to chat with. Come say hey, or drop me a line!

For my own intro: I normally go by Nihilistic Janitor online, and before you ask I really don't know jack about philosophy I just thought the phrase "cleanliness is next to meaninglessness" is funny. I'm a nineteen year old pan trans woman, currently wheelchair-bound, who enjoys reading and writing and who recently finished a draft of a fun cheesy gay romance novel. I'm also in with some other trans-heavy communities, so if you're curious and want to check those out, message me!

19 comments

  1. [3]
    alyaza Link
    there aren't that many of us, to my knowledge, but tildes can at least boast a singular enby in me!

    there aren't that many of us, to my knowledge, but tildes can at least boast a singular enby in me!

    7 votes
  2. [2]
    Whom Link
    I'm the name above but I'm also Scarlett. I've done a few introductions in my time here, but I'm also a trans woman who is also very gay. My interests are a bit obvious if you see me around, with...

    I'm the name above but I'm also Scarlett.

    I've done a few introductions in my time here, but I'm also a trans woman who is also very gay. My interests are a bit obvious if you see me around, with my main passions surrounding YouTube (particularly the analytical / video essay section of the site as well as retro tech stuff), music, anime, and a revolving door of other things. I'd like to know all the things about all the art, seems like a good life goal to me :P

    I'm trying to do more creative work and make that part of my identity to share in things like this, but I've been depressed to the point of barely functioning lately...which I just started getting help for and getting back to trans things...might be leading to HRT. I've got myself a doctor's appointment and a therapist who is cool about it but the insurance question is a big question mark. Everything we can find seems okay but they won't tell us directly if they'll cover it until we're actually there, so I might be going through this for nothing. God knows I'll fall apart even further if that's the case. So you know, positivity. Isn't being trans fun?

    7 votes
    1. NihJanitor Link Parent
      Oof yeah depression is really rough. If you need to talk this random internet stranger has your back :HUGS:. I'm with you on art tho :O it's super interesting and intricate. I mean, I'm mostly...

      Oof yeah depression is really rough. If you need to talk this random internet stranger has your back :HUGS:.

      I'm with you on art tho :O it's super interesting and intricate. I mean, I'm mostly just a writer for now because my visual arts chops need a lot more work before I can do anything really worth showing to people, but so much goes into every aspect of art that it's wonderful to put together no matter what you're doing.

      Glad to hear you might be getting on HRT soon! And nice to meetcha :O

      5 votes
  3. [3]
    hackergal Link
    I learned I was trans recently. I've been on HRT for 4 months now. I actually posted about it here when I first discovered I was trans. I'm 20 years old and I'm studying computer science (why are...

    I learned I was trans recently. I've been on HRT for 4 months now. I actually posted about it here when I first discovered I was trans. I'm 20 years old and I'm studying computer science (why are so many trans girls computer science majors?) and teaching myself computer security stuff, hence my username.

    6 votes
    1. NihJanitor Link Parent
      It is funny how many trans girls do compsci jazz. I can think of uhh at least two more off the top of my head one of whom is my roommate and my gf's best friend. Anyway nice to meet you :O

      It is funny how many trans girls do compsci jazz. I can think of uhh at least two more off the top of my head one of whom is my roommate and my gf's best friend.

      Anyway nice to meet you :O

      4 votes
    2. meghan Link Parent
      I'm 4 months too! And a comp sci major hehe 😆

      I'm 4 months too! And a comp sci major hehe 😆

      3 votes
  4. meghan Link
    Hey all, my name's Meghan and I'm 22. I'm a senior computer science major (oof) and hope to start my own company someday. I started HRT ~4 months ago back at the end of Sepetember.

    Hey all, my name's Meghan and I'm 22. I'm a senior computer science major (oof) and hope to start my own company someday. I started HRT ~4 months ago back at the end of Sepetember.

    6 votes
  5. [4]
    mftrhu Link
    Hello. Name's Francesca, but I also go by Zero, mftrhu, or sometimes MalfunctioningTranshumanist. I'm a lesbian trans woman in my twenties, still closeted despite having been on HRT for more than...

    Hello.

    Name's Francesca, but I also go by Zero, mftrhu, or sometimes MalfunctioningTranshumanist.

    I'm a lesbian trans woman in my twenties, still closeted despite having been on HRT for more than two years now - I just don't want to bother with people's reactions - and stealth by dint of camo. I live in an insignificant Italian village, where I have taken and given up more hobbies than I can remember, read about a book a day, and write long rants inside my Emacs. I have a taste for the nonsensical and arcane - I just discovered edbrowse, which displaced troff as my new favourite weird tool - I'm learning German, and I'm planning to finally complete the degree I started back in 2011, as I recovered enough from the breakdown I had when I was 19.

    5 votes
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      NihJanitor Link Parent
      Mega stealth :O being mega stealth is really nice, I know a couple other peeps who can pull it off too. I'd do it myself but im terrible at keeping my big dumb mouth shut and also I like putting...

      Mega stealth :O being mega stealth is really nice, I know a couple other peeps who can pull it off too. I'd do it myself but im terrible at keeping my big dumb mouth shut and also I like putting trans pride stickers all over my everything so that ship's basically sailed.

      I hear you on dealing with reactions though, it can be really scary. One of my friends-- my oldest friend, actually-- was someone who I wss scared of coming out to for a long time so I just didn't. Then before I moved away I finally did it and it was awkward but also not terrible like I'd been expecting. But I've been lucky, most people in my circles are at worst misguided or ignorant about jazz, not actively aaa.

      Also, good luck learning German! It seems like a really neat language :O

      4 votes
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        mftrhu Link Parent
        Hah. No, I'm not actually stealth, I just joke about it because I always wear camo. I'm still in the closet when it comes to friends and relatives, which makes for some amusing interactions, as I...

        Mega stealth :O being mega stealth is really nice, I know a couple other peeps who can pull it off too.

        Hah. No, I'm not actually stealth, I just joke about it because I always wear camo.

        I'm still in the closet when it comes to friends and relatives, which makes for some amusing interactions, as I get gendered correctly by strangers despite my family's blindness to my changes. I'm not even worried about their reaction - not worried about violence, at least - but I just don't want to deal with the questions, anger, denial or whatnot that coming out entails.

        3 votes
        1. NihJanitor Link Parent
          Lol I totally parsed that wrong, sorry. I totally get you about denial and stuff though, it's rough and I don't blame you for not wanting to deal with it. The reaction I got from my parents when I...

          Lol I totally parsed that wrong, sorry. I totally get you about denial and stuff though, it's rough and I don't blame you for not wanting to deal with it. The reaction I got from my parents when I came out was "Why don't you just try being gay for a while instead" and stuff like that which is funny to me but at the time it was like oh gods just kill me now.

          I was lucky at least cause I was hospitalized at the time so the on staff therapist could come in and set my parents straight for me, so I didn't need to go through the horror and misery of educating them myself.

          Uh. Anyway my point is take your time and do it when you're ready, yaknow?

          2 votes
  6. CALICO Link
    I think I've gone into this a bit before here, but I've learned a bit about myself since then. I don't like labels, but I've recently realized I was "a little bit" ™ trans. Not dysphoric enough to...

    I think I've gone into this a bit before here, but I've learned a bit about myself since then.

    I don't like labels, but I've recently realized I was "a little bit" ™ trans. Not dysphoric enough to justify transition, but enough to be not entirely comfortable with what the RNG of life has given me. That's not me being in denial by any means, I have a bunch of trans friends and a really solid social support network who would be behind me 100% if I decided to. I know that a lot of it stems from my self-image being countered by what I see in the mirror, but current technology just wont help me attain that self-image and I know it wouldn't help/worsen my low-key dysphoria. It doesn't really negatively impact my life or mental well-being all that much anyway, so I'm more than happy to deal with it by making the most of what I have to work with. If I have to be a guy, then god-damn it I'm going to be a hot guy. That said, if future technologies enable me to re-roll and go full-on character customization, I absolutely will. If there's a word for that, I guess that's what I am. But I think more importantly, I'm who I am.

    I'm also pan and poly, which is fun.

    I like fitness, reading, writing, history, philosophy, existential thoughts, fringe ideas, futurism/transhumanism, hippie shit, and I do some 3D/CG in my spare time.

    4 votes
  7. tindall Link
    Hi! I'm a trans woman who is about to go on HRT, hopefully starting within the next few weeks. One of my top-level goals is to help build online spaces where trans and otherwise queer youth can...

    Hi! I'm a trans woman who is about to go on HRT, hopefully starting within the next few weeks.
    One of my top-level goals is to help build online spaces where trans and otherwise queer youth can meet older and more experienced queer people and discover the culture and experience without facing harassment, which it turns out is kind of a hard problem.

    I've been on Tildes for a while but I'm not super active, though hopefully I'll be able to be more so in the future :)

    4 votes
  8. AlastrionaCatskill Link
    Hallo! I'm Alexis, a 20 y/o trans woman who's also pan and an avid gamer. I've had Tildes since the beginning, but faded away from it. Now i'm back!

    Hallo! I'm Alexis, a 20 y/o trans woman who's also pan and an avid gamer. I've had Tildes since the beginning, but faded away from it. Now i'm back!

    1 vote
  9. S7272C655 Link
    Hey, late to the party! I'm Sam, and I generally just chill under the umbrella term "queer," but I guess if I had to label my gender, I'd pick nonbinary. I'm currently working in a very...

    Hey, late to the party! I'm Sam, and I generally just chill under the umbrella term "queer," but I guess if I had to label my gender, I'd pick nonbinary. I'm currently working in a very non-accepting country, but I'm hoping when I settle down somewhere, I can start thinking about what (if any) transitional steps I'd like to take and get into therapy. I don't think HRT is right for me, but I have a lot of dysphoria around my chest, so I'd really like top surgery. I'm out to some of my friends, and am trying to work on coming out to more of them as it seems appropriate. I'm in the depths of the closet with my parents and family, and I think it'll probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. I know them, and they're definitely not the parents who will suddenly become accepting when it's their kid. But, hey, at least I've got some great friends who support me!

    1 vote