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by NovaNatalia
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Congratulations, New Name! =D
by NovaNatalia
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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Happy International Women's Day everyone!
by NovaNatalia
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Good work! =D I understand it isn't really a comfortable experience =P
by NovaNatalia
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:36 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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I'm MtF, and a little after I started taking cypro I started to develop an eating disorder. Now that I'm (mostly) in remission from that, I seem to be eating healthily and not over-eating. Otherwise, 1800 kcal isn't exactly a huge amount of food if you're active. I've attached the Australian & N...
by NovaNatalia
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:21 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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I posted some stuff in the Mental Health Thread about issues with sexuality and SRS/GRS, and was hoping some people from here would be able to give that a look; I don't want to repost here because it contains some fairly personal information and I don't want it to be publicly searchable.
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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TBH, I think the trans flag is the prettiest of the queer flags. That baby blue/pink is very aesthetic.
by NovaNatalia
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:44 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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I thought I'd share this here — it's a picture of the flags that fly at my university (it may surprise you from the quality of the photo that I am not a professional photographer). From left to right, they're the Queensland, Australian, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Trans and Rainbow flags; th...
by NovaNatalia
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:33 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Here's a BBC piece on it (the writing isn't the best). Here's the paper they're referring to; I don't know if it's paywalled.

Edit: I found this review article, which I'm really interested in reading, but it's a paywall my uni doesn't go through :(
by NovaNatalia
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:21 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Regarding the whole 'physical defect/variation in the brain' thing, I have some thoughts (I'l put it in spoilers since this is a safespace). I think the only thing that could be called a 'defect' is that one theory for the origin of trans women (or at least some of us) is due to a de...
by NovaNatalia
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:12 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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I looked for 'demisexual' and it didn't work either.
by NovaNatalia
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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*Gives hugs if you like hugs* I can't really give any advice on the friend front, it sounds like they were being absolutely horrible, and I'm glad you felt empowered enough to remove such people from your private space. For gender neutral pronouns, 'they, them, theirs' is by far the most popular set...
by NovaNatalia
Fri May 22, 2015 9:52 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Happy International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia everybody! edit: My school celebrated today, but apparently it was on the 17th, sorry for any confusion! Although it would be kinda cool/ironic for it to be on the 22/5 because Deuteronomy 22:5 says something really transphobic. My universi...
by NovaNatalia
Wed May 13, 2015 2:25 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Great work Pfhorrest! It takes a lot of courage to overcome that fear of discrimination :) As for the horror stories on the internet, remember, people don't usually makes posts of 'I had a day and nothing happened', so you're looking at a very biased sampling towards negative attitudes. If you keep ...
by NovaNatalia
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:01 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Congratulations Wonderbolt! I hope the cake is delicious ^_^

In my own bit of news, legal name change came through! I am now legally Natasha *dances happily*

Edit: And I know I shouldn't celebrate this with an eating disorder and all, but now 85 kg! Losing 100g per day ^.^
by NovaNatalia
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:20 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Congratulations Sungura! :) After all the crap you had to deal with from it, I'm glad it's finally over
by NovaNatalia
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:09 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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I'm guessing 'NL' is 'Netherlands'
by NovaNatalia
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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Views: 3484475

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Oh wow, thank you muchly!
by NovaNatalia
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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@NovaNatalia - Do you have any dresses? I tend to wear a dress over a nice (ie plain colour, not torn) pair of jeans - but that's because I'm extremely self-conscious about my legs, so if your problem with dresses is not the legs, then I'm not that useful. Seems to look pretty dressy. I have a smal...
by NovaNatalia
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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I actually have a dress code question myself. I'm going to the theatre on the weekend for a matinée session, and it will be the first time I go to such a thing en femme , and I have absolutely no idea what's appropriate. Does anyone have advice (keep in mind 'a nice top' means absolutely nothing to ...
by NovaNatalia
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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Gender can be really hard. But don't forget your 'options' (such as they are) don't extend to only feminine cis-woman and trans-man. There are many other expressions of cis-woman, and then there are many options outside the gender binary — the queer group at my university has quite a few asexual, ge...
by NovaNatalia
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:52 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Fully out of closet now, came out to my Oma & Opa and they seem perfectly accepting! I got 'miss'd on the bus, and the driver didn't incorrect himself when I responded! I went shopping for new shoes, and the service staff at Athlete's Foot grabbed the women's measuring device and suggested women...
by NovaNatalia
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:30 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
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Just bought my first bra in twelve months. Was an 18B/C (40B/C UK), but since then I've lost a lot of weight (partly through an increase in exercise, partly through an eating disorder), and am now 16DD/E (38DD/E UK)! Starting out on hormones I was so hopeful that I'd manage to get B-cups ... oestrog...
by NovaNatalia
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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That's wonderful, I'm so glad that turned out well for you ^_^
by NovaNatalia
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:38 am UTC
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Double post again! I just have a couple of things to say: First, I am coming out to my grandparents and I need basically the opposite of rath358's request : I'm looking for educational resources that are concise for them. Most of the sources I've found are either too exhaustive (e.g. those Wikipedia...
by NovaNatalia
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:05 am UTC
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Also, for those keeping track at home: I got on hrt about a month ago, but forgot to post it to the thread because finals Yay, congratulations! I hope it's feeling nice for you ^_^ As for in-depth resources, I'm afraid I don't have any, but Wikipedia has quite detailed articles for FtM and MtF peop...
by NovaNatalia
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:16 am UTC
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Double-post for good news! Got the University to change my official name — I'm now 'Natasha Brianne Surname' — and just got my new student ID in my name!
*Does the happy dance*
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:46 pm UTC
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I'm now on 8mg oestradiol valerate and 50mg cyproterone acetate, should be seeing another doctor within the next month if I can get an appointment. He was hoping the oestrogen alone would be enough to suppress my T level since it started off so low (3.6 nmol/L).
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:34 pm UTC
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I have no idea, but he only gave me oestrogen and refused to give me anti-androgens until last month :( So for most of the past 18 months I've been having no progress. Or negative progress.
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:08 am UTC
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So, it turns out in eighteen months of HRT my endocrinologist has managed to triple my testosterone levels.
by NovaNatalia
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:42 am UTC
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Have fun in my home city =D Don't ask me about touristy things, because I don't do them, but the [ur=http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/melbourne-comic-book-store-voted-worlds-best-20140728-zxr56.html]best comic book shop in the world[/url] is in Melbourne (according to the Eisner awards)! An...
by NovaNatalia
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:52 pm UTC
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Oh no, I just moved from Melbourne a few months ago. Brilliant timing as always, Tash =P
by NovaNatalia
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:09 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Edit: Below is a happy story, not my usual litany of woe! :D That's very awesome then Monika ^_^ As for awesome news, I have some myself, and it'll be told chronologically because I like narrative style! On Monday I went back to work, and was feeling really ... bleh. Couldn't concentrate, read a gr...
by NovaNatalia
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:36 am UTC
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That looks nice, Monika! It's great that non-binary people have a space where they can be comfortable =D Although that said, that looks like the trans symbol (although I can't really tell from this angle; please correct me if I'm wrong!): are they barred from the men's/women's toilets, or is this ju...
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:09 pm UTC
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Thank you <3 Besides the anhedonia (thanks for that word, I'd never heard of it before), the thing that I'm finding hardest is my possible eating disorder. My former friends were fairly convinced that I had one, although I no longer trust their opinion, but my psychologist agreed with them at least ...
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:37 am UTC
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My friends urge me to do something I enjoy to occupy my time and try to recover, but the problem is that there isn't anything — my depression destroyed all my enjoyment in basically everything I do, and any friends I could be with for solace are a thousand kilometres away. I don't want to sound hope...
by NovaNatalia
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:18 am UTC
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Thank you all for your support. *Gives hugs to everyone* TW: Violence (Psychological) I'm sorry I didn't post a follow-up sooner, but things went downhill very fast after that, and I'm still reeling after the loss of the better part of my support network — five people I loved, and who I thought love...
by NovaNatalia
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:31 am UTC
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I know it could be worse, which makes me feel awful — I feel so terrible and monopolise so much attention when there are people that have it worse than me who need it more, so I feel guilty every time I try to talk about it. Especially after reading this this morning (TW: transphobia, suicide). I'm ...
by NovaNatalia
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:45 pm UTC
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I thought I could deal with this without coming here, but I can't and I'm having a really bad time. I'm home for Christmas and my family refuses to use the right names and pronouns, despite the face we're all really close and always have been, and my partner of two years dumped me f...
by NovaNatalia
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:44 am UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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Does anyone have experience with cyproterone acetate? The side effects sound quite ... intimidating, particularly hepatotoxicity.
by NovaNatalia
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:59 pm UTC
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Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
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*Provides glass cups and brick wall for satisfying smashing*

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