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Offline Muteblitz

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Hi! I'm new here...
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:33:03 pm »
My name is Corrine, I just turned 24, and I've been on estradiol and spironolactone for almost 4 months.  I'm sorry if this post has bad formatting, but I'm on my phone. Truth be told, I'm at work... and I'm very grateful that this job is gracious enough to cover transition-related care through insurance, but this is a bit of a nightmare transition for me at work. I live in a very red state, and most people knew me with a beard when I started here. My transition has been very visible, and people have made sure that I know how they feel about me. I try really hard with my presentation,  and I feel like I dont do too terribly in public... I'm already out living full time, and my life is good, but when I come to work, everything from my email to the name placard on my desk have my dead name on them, and I feel like the people that harass me the most in day-to-day life are coworkers. As far as my name, company policy is that they cannot do anything until my legal name is changed, I understand that much. What really frustrates me is that I've tried to tell my boss or HR only to get blown off (I suspect that I make the people I have to talk to uncomfortable) and the company still touts how progressive and accepting they are.

Maybe I'm venting because I'm ready to go home, but I hope I didn't come across as a complainer. I know that our community is fraught with harassment and discrimination, but I am so incredibly happy that I'm doing this. Like a lot of people I'm sure, it was between taking a risk and transitioning, or staying depressed and ending up much worse. I'd live through every crappy comment and insult again rather than go back.

That was really long, and I'm sorry! I'm not just a pitiful desk worker, I swear. I'm an avid comic fan, video gamer, and musician. I'm a hopeful young woman who loves to laugh, and I look forward to meeting some great people on here!

Have a great night!

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Re: Hi! I'm new here...
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 10:38:20 pm »
Hello Corrine,  Thank you for joining Susan's Place...  I see that you are new here and may have questions and concerns, this is the right place for you to be to find out what others have done that may have been in your circumstances. 
Be aware that there are lots of members here that can identify with the issues that you brought up in your introduction posting. 
WELCOME to Susan's Place.  You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others about your transition and to read about others transitions and their trials, tribulations, and successes in their transition journey. 
It is nice that you have signed up so you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other members.
When frustrated or if you have a successful moment in your journey you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
***It's a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new friends here. 

Please come in and get involved at your own pace.  Be sure to look at the Links that I posted below, there is information about the site that will help you navigate around and best utilize the features here.

Again, Welcome.

Here are some links to the site rules and stuff that all new members should be familiar with:

Things that you should read
Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
"A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles"
         "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
                 "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                           "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

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Re: Hi! I'm new here...
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 11:26:11 pm »
Hi Corrine,

   I'm Laurie, Welcome to Susan's place. ((Hug)) Won't you please come on in. I'm sure Danielle is getting tired of holding that door open for us. Now hurry along inside we don't bite. Well I don't... okay I don't bite hard. Danielle  and the other younger ladies here can help you with the work place issues. I'm afraid I was put out to pasture before I began my transition. Yeah, I am one of the old spinsters here. I lead a boring online life and have to live the exciting adventures vicariously though the other younger ladies of Susan's. I hope to see your adventures here also Corrine. I can always use more adventure stories.
  Glad you are here, Hun.


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Re: Hi! I'm new here...
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 12:57:05 am »
Hi Corrine  :icon_wave:

Welcome to Susan's Place  :)  Glad to have you here, join on in the fun


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