two weeks ago any vague plans that i’d had for my immediate future were abruptly shattered when America elected Trump as the next president of the United States. two weeks later, i’m still struggling to cope with the news and the resulting blow to my already poor mental health.
in this video, i give voice to my thoughts on being forced to navigate HRT in Japan and forgo (for the time being) other gender-related medical things that i’d hoped to pursue in America. i also talk about possibly moving to Tokyo in a year’s time, having been outted to my dad via Twitter and a new book by Ashley Mardell that i highly recommend.
longass video is long, so here are some jump points for those of you only interested in specific things.
@00:00 – post-election mental health
@03:50 – shattered future; staying in Japan
@08:55 – name change, HRT
@12:13 – moving to Tokyo?
@14:08 – storytime: outted to dad
@20:00 – book recommendation: “The ABC’s of LGBT+” by Ashley Mardell
…still trying to figure out how to make lemonade with these lemons that life has given me.