"I’d inclined towards having children for a while, and when I heard how egg-freezing could allow me to start testosterone without losing that hope, I researched it. After all, IVF is a very expensive process that involves taking the same drugs as cisgender women to boost fertility, so I wanted to be sure that I was fully aware of what the process would entail, should I decide to proceed with it."
"...as trans guys we are expected to follow this cookie-cutter mould for transition of testosterone, surgery, and then boom! you're a Real Man. But I realised that this is complete nonsense and a very unhealthy mindset for young trans teens to be indoctrinated with..."
"That year of being hormone-free made me see A LOT of things much more clearly."
"Forcing yourself into a traditionally masculine role for the sake of passing can sometimes be just as constricting as dysphoria itself."
"It felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I finally talked to someone who understood what I was going though."
"In a way, I got exactly what everyone hopes for out of the Gender Identity Service – to find the you that fits you."
"Don't give up, you'll get there in the end and you'll grow up to be the man you always knew you were and wanted to be."
"Pathways in life change."
"I would say that things do get better with time and to never give up."