Before and After

Before Hormones

Before Hormones

After Hormones, But Before Implants

After Hormones, But Before Implants

These pictures were in one of my Facebook Photo Albums — until yesterday! — when Facebook suggested I delete the image showing the breasts I had grown. Within the context of the truly obscene images often floating around Facebook, my picture seems more appropriate to a medical textbook or an art studio.

Apparently just one person filed a complaining report. Who is this unnamed person? This anonymous accuser? Was she truly offended by the image — or just doesn’t like me?

What ax is she grinding? What hidden agenda? I will never know.

I just assume the complainer is a woman or another Tgirl, don’t you agree?

The poor women accused of witchcraft not so many centuries ago — I now have an inkling of how they must have felt. To be banished or burnt at the stake — simply on the word of another woman.

Anyway, that’s quite enough woe-is-me whining….

The before-and-after pictures demonstrate the effects — after almost two years’ treatment — of estrogen transdermal patch and oral finasteride.

About Joy Saint James

Day job in Big Banking. Elsewhere I'm @ScholarlySlut, whose essays and erotica have appeared in various print anthologies and websites. Email: joy.st.james@hotmail.com.

6 responses to “Before and After

  1. The trouble with FB seems to just pick and choose what pics to allow. Surely the best course of action for a picture that ‘offends’ someone would be TO STOP LOOKING.
    By the way I do like the pics and think your openness and honesty is a positive thing for all transsexuals

  2. Julez, thanks so very much for your comment…and support… It means a lot. Especially since you’re a fellow writer — and therefore must be exceedingly wise!

  3. JAMES DICKSON

    THE HONESTY YOU SHOW IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE RUDE BEHAVIOR OF OTHERS. BECAUSE OF THERE PETTY JEALOUSY THEY TRY TO DRAG YOU DOWN, INSULT YOU, OR ANY WAY TO PUNISH YOU FOR BEING BETTER THAN THEM. ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS GROW-UP. I SEE BEAUTY IN YOUR PHOTOS, A WILL TO INFORM AND HELP OTHERS, A SPIRIT OF TEACHING THOSE WHO WISH TO LEARN. TO ME…. YOU ARE GREATER THAN THOSE OTHER PEOPLE ARE,

  4. AL

    I agree! They were offended but I doubt very much it was the images themselves but more likely the candor and comfort with which you so openly allow us all in to your inner unfiltered thoughts. Nothing angers a person more then someone else’s success where they fail. You are simply more and those who are less tend to prove it by anonymous acts like this.
    Personally I have some knowledge regarding the mechanics of the transgender process but you allow me (us?) to feel empathy and relevance to the incredible human experience on a one to one personal level. This is highly valuable for me but very uncomfortable to those who need to project their self loathing.

  5. Magnificent progress!!! You are such an inspiration to all of us girls, Joy!! ❤

    As for the FB hater(s), I say … have a nice long walk of a very short pier!!!

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