No Shave November

So it’s November. I’ve been looking forward to participating my my first No Shave November since I started T in February.

Point 5cc does a special sort of NSN, with a twist.

Every donation that Point 5cc receives during month of November will go directly to our annual transgender Surgery Fund, also going on in November.

So, without further adieu,

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Before Pictures (10/31/2015)
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After (11/02/20215) Already getting a little stubble back.

On a largely unrelated note, it’s now November and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Every year, Melissa and I make sure that we get our nieces and nephews age-appropriate books. Yes, we’re that aunt and uncle. We usually try to find something that means something to us, meant something to us at that age, or that feels appropriate to something we know they’re going through. At the younger ages, that usually means some of our favorite childhood books – Green Eggs and Ham and as they got older – books that helped me survive high school like The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. This year, we’ve decided that a lot of our younger ones will be getting this: 

Amazon’s description of it really sold this one for me:

Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let’s draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can’t be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue! This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone!

We feel like it will help the younger kids in our family understand me a little better and, hopefully, show them that it’s okay to be different.

Until next time,

Tyler

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