Hi Sez, thanks for the welcome and the flattery. I only hope I can keep up the premise of intelligence...
Oh honey, mental health issues I got 'em. I'm a clinical depression and general anxiety ice cream sundae with autism spectrum disorder sprinkles and a side of sensory processing disorder. Not only do I not fit into any societal boxes,.
I knew I wasn't just a tomboy when I looked at my first penis at the age of 17 and automatically thought "Ooh! I want one!"Being Aspie, I just thought that was part of my - idiosyncrasies - and squashed it. I was a *girl*, dammit! At the age of about 18 I started identifying as non-binary though, because I knew I wasn't *strictly* female. Lately though I see other men on the street and think "I want to look like that". I'm right at the beginning of my transition, pre-op and pre-T, with a referral to my first gender therapy appointment in my hot little hand.
I will welcome any interaction as far as audience goes, I can talk to pretty much anyone. At least online. I'm generally not a people person IRL, but stick me behind a keyboard and watch me never shut up.
I've had four serious relationships in my life - not counting my current marriage - and three of those four men now have husbands. I always thought I just had a type, that again the Aspie Factor was coming into play, but no - turns out the heart knew what my brain refused to acknowledge. On top of that, my partner now is a hetero cisman. I am a homo transman. There are issues to deal with.
I was never into sports as a kid, I was more of a musician and drama geek - but my deeper voice range placed me in with the tenor boys. Yet another red flag that I probably should have registered.
Yes, I have a child, and there's a reason she's an only child. I got pregnant, because, well, that's what women did. I HATED BEING PREGNANT. I HATED EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY OF BEING PREGNANT. I don't hate my daughter, of course, I just hate that I had to birth her.
Oh, and FWIW, my name is pronounced "Shane" (you'd be surprised how many people have no idea)
Thanks for asking,