The incredibly talented vlogger and transgendered woman Zinnia Jones has begun hormone replacement therapy (HRT). She wants to be open about the internal changes that are going on with the increase of estrogen and the decrease of testosterone in her body but she recognizes that there are a number of challenges in accurately interpreting and articulating her experience. A large part of the problem is how much sexist stereotypes shape our conceptions of what it is to be a woman or to be a man. She explains in fascinating detail many of the interpretive pitfalls she has to navigate in the video below:
ZJ has a transcript of this video at her terrific blog at Freethought Blogs.
In the spring, I posted a video of actual sexual reassignment surgery and at the end of that post I included another trans woman’s interpretations of the changes she experienced after hormone replacement therapy.