Spoiler alert, this is a very shallow post and it reality it has nothing to do with being transgender. It’s actually about being on hormone replacement therapy. (HRT) It’s my belief you don’t have to rely on drugs and/or surgery to calm your trans feelings. For that matter, you can look like a man with a full beard walking around who feels between her ears she is a woman. The tricky part comes when a person tries to “sync” up what’s going on inside with what they are projecting to the outside world. Since I am not planning on any surgeries, HRT was my only path to helping my feminine presentation with the public.
By now, perhaps you are wondering what any of this has to do with the title of this post. Another of my not so guilty pleasures I have is watching any and all of the PBS television networks’ cooking shows but Vivian Howard’s Somewhere South is my current favorite. She is a Southern Chef who also does quite a bit of work with other feminine chefs and features the bond between women. Which of course I am always quite interested in, since I am not much of a cook. Fortunately, my partner Liz is. If you know anything about cooking, the “trinity” is normally made up of onions, peppers and celery (if you are cooking Cajun style).
My own personal HRT trinity is hair, skin and breasts. It’s what I rely heavily on when I wake up in the morning. It ties in with my brain and tells me I am a feminine person. Like so many of you, I spent most of my life wondering where I fit on the gender spectrum. I am well aware of the trinity could well be temporary since I have to rely on continued good health to stay on the regimen.
So I try to be thankful everyday.