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zara.monroe

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Hi everyone!

Name: Zara
Location: Austin, TX
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Age: 41 - hope HRT will give me some years back :)

I spoke with Alice earlier today on zoom and she suggested that I join this forum as I've been looking for a support group. She mentioned that there is a support group on Zoom on Friday's and I'd love to join and meet like minded people.

After years of denial I finally decided to move forward and transition. I started HRT little over a month ago and can't wait to see the changes.

I'm from Austin, TX area but unfortunately due to Covid, the support group has been suspended so I don't really know anyone IRL that I could meet in person and support each other. I hope that life will get back normal soon and support groups will be back to operational.

I came out only to few family members so far and not really good at makeup skills and in general not confident yet, so my apologies that I don't feel comfortable yet to post my non-filtered picture but I'm sure after some changes with HRT and some makeup skills I will post, for now I'm posting a faceapp picture which I believe and hope that can be achieved with FFS and HRT over the years.
 

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Hi, @zara.monroe , welcome to TransRefuge.

Yes, HRT usually will make you look younger. I'm 39 and most people think I am in my 20s, thanks to HRT. Its pretty amazing stuff.
 

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Hi everyone!

Name: Zara
Location: Austin, TX
Pronounce: She/Hers
Age: 41 - hope HRT will give me some years back :)

I spoke with Alice earlier today on zoom and she suggested that I join this forum as I've been looking for a support group. She mentioned that there is a support group on Zoom on Friday's and I'd love to join and meet like minded people.

After years of denial I finally decided to move forward and transition. I started HRT little over a month ago and can't wait to see the changes.

I'm from Austin, TX area but unfortunately due to Covid, the support group has been suspended so I don't really know anyone IRL that I could meet in person and support each other. I hope that life will get back normal soon and support groups will be back to operational.

I came out only to few family members so far and not really good at makeup skills and in general not confident yet, so my apologies that I don't feel comfortable yet to post my non-filtered picture but I'm sure after some changes with HRT and some makeup skills I will post, for now I'm posting a faceapp picture which I believe and hope that can be achieved with FFS and HRT over the years.

Welcome to TransRefuge! I’m new myself and am slowly getting acclimated. I look forward to seeing you around!


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Welcome Zara! I will add you to the Zoom list, our mantra is respect for other members, so you will be welcomed as you are. Hopefully we will have some other Texans at the meeting, it is all very casual and we just talk about whatever!

Welcome to the Refuge, take some time to look araound and read some posts and blogs, and you will see we all share big parts of this journey!

Hugs,

Allie
 

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Hi, @zara.monroe , welcome to TransRefuge.

Yes, HRT usually will make you look younger. I'm 39 and most people think I am in my 20s, thanks to HRT. Its pretty amazing stuff.
Thank you Katie, you are beautiful and look very young! I look forward to that 10 year age drop :)
 

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Welcome Zara! I will add you to the Zoom list, our mantra is respect for other members, so you will be welcomed as you are. Hopefully we will have some other Texans at the meeting, it is all very casual and we just talk about whatever!

Welcome to the Refuge, take some time to look araound and read some posts and blogs, and you will see we all share big parts of this journey!

Hugs,

Allie
Hi Allie,

Thank you so much, it feels so great to finally feel welcomed and finding a support group! I look forward meeting like minded people and make new friends!

Hugs!

Zara
 

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Welcome @zara.monroe.

I'm still trying to perfect the formula for figuring out how much younger HRT makes trans women look but it does seem to be a pretty universal effect.
 

zara.monroe

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Welcome @zara.monroe.

I'm still trying to perfect the formula for figuring out how much younger HRT makes trans women look but it does seem to be a pretty universal effect.
Thank you Tonya! You look great so I must agree that it's a magic pill in some ways :)
 

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Hello! I'm Crack, but due to the drug name association, people on here tend to call me Collie until I can think up a better pseudonym. I'm the resident pessimistic gen z trans male on here lol. Seriously I think I'm the youngest person on here.

Texas, huh? How is going there, I hope you're staying safe? I look forward to seeing you on the meetings, though realisitcally it'll be Saturday rather than Friday.

Nice to meet you lovely.

(P.S 41 isn't that old my oldest brother will be 42, you're doing fine ;) )
 

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Hi Zara! Nice to meet you, and welcome to TransRefuge. We run Zoom meetings every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 8:00 PM Central Time US. Keep an eye on your message/PM box for the Zoom link for this weekends meetings. Looking forward to seeing you there. See you around the forum.

Hugs!
 

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Hello Zara, welcome here with us! Yes, HRT seems to make us look younger, it seems to work pretty well for me! I am absolutely the oldest person here in the forum!
Before you do anything concerning surgery, give HRT a good chance to do it's magic, and magic it will do, a little more with some, a little less with others.

My avatar picture was taken last week, and I did not have any facial surgery (actually, I had no surgery except GRS), and I don't wear any makeup either. It is all the work of HRT over time.
So give HRT a chance to work with your looks, you might turn out to look stunning!

Linde
 

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Hi Zara,
Yes HRT is magic for sure. I don't know if it made me look any younger....but I sure feel younger. That might have something to do with finally allowing my true self to come out and be free.

We have a couple of other Texas girls on the forum too. @NicoleT and @Madrhode are both from there.

Welcome to the site...hope you enjoy the Zoom meetings. They're really fun.
 

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Yes HRT is magic for sure. I don't know if it made me look any younger....but I sure feel younger.
I can definitely agree with that. I feel a lot more energetic and I actually want to get out and do things now.
 

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Thank you Tonya! You look great so I must agree that it's a magic pill in some ways :)
Thanks 😊. Feel better even after starting shots 6 months ago. A little early to tell if there's more magic in the juice
I can definitely agree with that. I feel a lot more energetic and I actually want to get out and do things now.
Could have a lot do with liking yourself and wanting to be alive now. Just more of the magic of having the proper hormones.
 

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I think this is it, because I have E and I am constantly tired lmao
I am like you, I have E and lots of Progesterone, and I could sleep all the time, except at night!

Linde
 

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Zara.....Welcome aboard.... so happy to have you here. You have found a safe supportive place. Please be sure to wander around, check out each of the blogs, grab a comfortable seat, there is snacks in the kitchen, something cold to drink in the fridge ....just help yourself....Lol...

Im excited that you’re starting your journey to find your truth. It’s a very scary path ahead, but with the right support and staying true to yourself you can make it. HRT is amazing but slow. That’s OK you need time for your mind to evolve during this process anyway. That’s for looking younger. I have noticed that with everybody (except me...... i’m in my 40s and most people take me as a woman who’s .........in her 40s....1620354222911.png....oh well... I definitely look more feminine and I have changed an awful lot)

Now for all the Texas talk going on........ guilty!..... I live about one hour north of you. Hope to see you on zoom.

Hugs
Nicole
 

zara.monroe

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Hello! I'm Crack, but due to the drug name association, people on here tend to call me Collie until I can think up a better pseudonym. I'm the resident pessimistic gen z trans male on here lol. Seriously I think I'm the youngest person on here.

Texas, huh? How is going there, I hope you're staying safe? I look forward to seeing you on the meetings, though realisitcally it'll be Saturday rather than Friday.

Nice to meet you lovely.

(P.S 41 isn't that old my oldest brother will be 42, you're doing fine ;) )
Hi Crack!

Thank you for your kind words! It's nice to meet you too!

The weather in Texas is getting warm, or I should say hot! :) We'll miss definitely miss the cold days very soon :)

I think Crack sounds pretty cool and unique!

I look forward meeting everyone during tomorrows zoom call.

Hugs
 
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