A short tail of how love (self-love) can be found even in unpleasant situations.
Un cuento corto de cómo el amor (amor propio) se puede encontrar hasta en situaciones desagradables.
How many times have you seen a TV advert that has truly left you wondering? Probably not too many, and me neither. Though Toyota has […]
¿Cuántas veces has visto un anuncio de televisión que en realidad te deje pensando? Probablemente no muchas, y a mi tampoco. Pero Toyota lo ha […]
A person is at a restaurant with some friends. It is their first time at that place, though they’ve been there before.
Una persona está en un restaurante con varias amistades. Es su primera vez en ese lugar aunque ya había estado ahí en varias ocaciones.
Three people live in my home: my mum and I.
En mi casa vivimos tres personas: mi mamá y yo.
A personal story based on a note by Russian author Anton Chekhov.
Una anécdota personal basada en una nota del autor ruso Antón Chejov.
Coming out to family and friends, for most of us, takes a lot of courage and thinking, if not full out planning. My friend Penny […]
This is a love letter to my body. I’m in it as I navigate through this life and I’ve been wanting to say a few […]
I am sure that my preparations for recovery from my vulvoplasty helped me be happy with my results. In my opinion recovery is the Holy […]
I was skeptical about genital reconstruction surgery because I didn’t know enough about it. After I allowed myself to truly consider an operation I needed […]
I had a hard time starting to consider genital surgery (AKA ‘lower surgery’). My brain would shutdown its thought process every time I pondered about […]
After changing my gender expression I found some special advantages I didn’t expect to ever have. I’ve been thinking a lot about the seemingly innocuous […]
Back in 2020 one of my lovely readers reached out asking for details about my hair transplant. They were considering their options to make their […]
Privilege has followed me in so many ways. I’ve never had gender dysphoria and as a transgender individual I think of this as a major […]
A few days ago, texting with a couple of friends, the conversation we were having shifted to comparing why transitioning is like rock climbing. I […]
This is a story of accomplishments and stop holding back. On the surface the accomplishments are visible through an actual ballet performance. Though the story […]
As time goes on, trans, non-binary, and intersex experiences are becoming more and more accepted*, albeit slow. It’s always being a self-feeding cycle where as […]
Chatting with a friend a while ago, she asked me ‘when do you stop being trans?’ At first I had no hesitation and my instant […]
The first time I shaved my legs… Wow! Such a small little thing that had such a life changing impact on me! But as incredible […]
Writing about why I chose a vulvoplasty is extremely personal and makes me feel exposed and vulnerable, for some reason… So I’m going to take […]
I’ve had many people tell me that they’re so happy for me, even congratulate me, because ‘I am now my true self’. Thanks to all […]
A few years ago, here on HolaSoyYo.com, I published a post on the 4 stages that I went through to choose my FFS procedures. Today […]
As part of my group of articles on ‘My Approach to FFS Surgery Research’, I’m honoured that the 4th and final article in this series […]
FACIALTEAM recently published an article I wrote on how watching videos on the topic of FFS helped me shortlist surgeons. I watched all sorts of […]
This is an open letter to my Comfort Zone. After so many years in an almost codependent relationship, I have something to say to it.
When I started changing my gender presentation in public I sometimes used a yellow sticky where I wrote “Hi, I’m transgender.” I used it similar […]
News Flash: I’m super proud to announce that FACIALTEAM just published another of my articles! Yay! This feature talks about how I used multiple surgeons’ […]
Today, April 1st. 2020 I commemorate 4 years since I went full time with my current gender expression!
Just a few weeks ago, being out for dinner and drinks with friends was just a Saturday. Nowadays that is a risky, irresponsible, and in […]
After all my research, short listing, and eventually booking my different surgeries I wrote a lot about my process and methodology. I’m honoured that my […]
The other day I had a treatment done with my dermatologist that made my face look as if I had been stung by a swarm […]
For my 4th gender expression surgery in November of 2019 I chose not to share it with anyone… Well, mostly anyone. Some few people knew; […]
Though I had been thinking of the 4th surgery long before even the 3rd surgery (BA), I did not make the decision to go ahead […]
“I think I look like a girl.” How in the world I’m still wondering this after more than 3 and a half years of being […]
My second blog post on FACIALTEAM’s blog has been published! This time I go in depth on how I decided to choose FACIALTEAM in Marbella […]
The other day I saw an ad for a Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Break titled “Play by your rules teaser”, where the narrator hypothesises: Imagine you […]
My term of the year for 2019 is… (drum roll, please…) “Anterior Pelvic Rotation”!
It was a Friday on 30th of October 2015, the day just before Halloween. That morning I was extremely nervous and even more excited. I […]
There are times when I feel like I’m in a witness protection programme or I’m a secret spy for another entity. This because to other […]
I’m very proud to share with you that my first guest column post has been published on the FACIALTEAM’s blog! Check it out here. It’s […]
This “little” anecdote starts sometime in 2016 when I used to ride transit to work. Back then, en route to and from work on the […]
What it Means to be Trans? Oh gee, this questions has been in my head for the past few weeks, and the other night I […]
If you read through my blog you will find a few references where I say that I’ve thought about what it would be like to […]
In my previous post I talk about Hair – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and explain a little about my obsession with hair. […]
Hair, hair, hair! Hair’s always on my mind and it’s one of my obsessions! Even as I try to write this I get so many […]
Almost three and a half years after going full time and the impact of that decision is still sinking in! When people that don’t know […]