Taking Hormones and Teaching My Body a New Language at 29

Taking Hormones and Teaching My Body a New Language at 29


Iā€™m 29 years old and going through puberty. My goatee is humble but hopeful. A few days ago, I got carded trying to buy a lighter (which means they thought I was younger than 18). But Iā€™m also an heir to genetics that had my parents completely silver-haired by age 40. So, while I have a pubescent mustache, I also have half-gray, long wavy locks that make me look like a late-20s Poseidon. If this feels like a riddle, apologies. A lot of my life has felt that way, so you can deal for a little bit.

What My 13-Year-Old Student Taught Me About Transphobia

What My 13-Year-Old Student Taught Me About Transphobia

I see him looking at my mustache. He is trying to be slick and pretend he is looking out the window, but I know he is eyeing my whiskers. He is 13 and I am 29 and we have almost identical facial hair.So, this is awkward.