Finding Leo: One Chest Hair Is Enough

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

 

I have been on testosterone for 21 months, and still only have one chest hair.  One.  It’s faint, and sometimes I need my glasses on to see it, but it’s there. Sigh. My facial hair status …

I Was Patriarchy’s Target

Leela G. ID Check
Leela G. ID Check

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Early in my transition I began expressing my gender visually. I wore makeup, jewelry, and feminine clothing. It was in this period, prior to starting hormones or beginning to remove my facial hair, that people felt …

Removing the Past from the Present

Leela G. ID Check
Leela G. ID Check

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Recovering from repressed trauma and transitioning were similar experiences, in that both involved integrating of parts of myself which had been sealed off. For the last four years flux has been my normal state, adjusting to …

ID Check: February/March 2013

Anger, loss, and the closet
By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

If I want to get angry, I think of the word “closeted.”

I don’t like to get angry, though, so it’s a word I’ve avoided for the two years I’ve transitioned. The idea …