Look! It’s all in one place! How about that!
I really like seeing your segments put together in long form. This is beautiful no matter how you present it – short or long.
I’m beginning to think this is how I should post things in the future. I’ll have to mull that over.
I really needed to see this today. Thank you so so so so so so much.
Hey, I found your blog through Sam Dylan Finch. Love this cartoon! I took baby steps, too, when I started presenting differently. It took me a while to figure out what made me comfortable and what didn’t.
Who’d have thought, right? It seems like a no-brainer now but really it boils down to conversations about gender occurring so late in the game.
If it had been okay to talk, learn, and experiment with gender as far back as elementary school? a lot of us would have the confidence that we’re struggling to find now.
I’m glad you loved the comic! ^__^
Thank you for letting me know, Rasha!
I’m glad you liked it! <3
Hey there! Saw this comic somewhere on the internet and followed it back here. Currently trying to figure out my gender, and this comic really helped put things in perspective! (The Obvious Express bit made me laugh really hard, since that’s how I felt reading this comic!)
Getting hit by a physical train is never a good thing.
But a train made of wisdom? that’s wonderful!
I’m glad the comic helped you, thank you for commenting! ^__^
This is so wonderful! Thank you so very much.
You are very welcome, and thank you for commenting! <3
Justin, you are so loved. We appreciate who you are, always. Thank you for sharing your journey. I know it will touch so many.
It’s people like you that give me strength, and have made this transition so lovely. Every time I’m thanked I have to do the “no thank YOU” response. It’s a cliche but it rings true to me every time.
I may be a little late to the party here, but I cannot express enough how much I needed this comic, and how little I realized I needed it. It has brought the furious, rapid-turning gears in my head to a much more reasonable, peaceful speed, and I’m starting to look at things more clearly.
And as others have commented, it’s almost embarrassing to need help to come to this seemingly obvious conclusion!
I’m still figuring things out myself. I had thought I’d reached a conclusion a couple of years ago, and I think I had the same reaction as you did. Furious, confused, lethargic, almost completely shut down as a person until I decided I wasn’t going to deal with it and moved on. But it’s always been present in the back of my head, a constant prodding, and I’ve been scared to face it for a long, long time.
So thank you, Justin, for having the courage to do what you do. Others have demonstrated how much you have helped them, and you can add my name to that list of people helped by your talent!
This is so touching! Thank YOU for commenting! I’m so happy my work was able to help you! <3
I know it’s been said by others but I personally just wanted to say how much I appreciate this comic in particular, though the others are great too. I’m still in the process of exploring presenting ‘female’ and the like since I came out as gender-queer last year, and when I get frustrated with being overwhelmed or annoyed at a certain aspect not working for me like I had hoped (I prefer mascara to lipstick on me for example 😛 ) I like to come back and read this, it really grounds me, a good way to take a deep breath and know I don’t need to rush anywhere, and it’s certainly helped make me stay confident enough to try and see what works.
So thank you ^^
You are so welcome, and thank you for letting me know! I’m so happy to hear that folk are using my comics as a resource, especially if it helped them personally.
I’ve discovered I don’t like nail polish on my fingers, and I don’t like wearing lip gloss.
However I have also discovered I love wearing colorful dresses, and I like darkening my eyebrows.
Have fun exploring! ^_^
K again back about a year later. When ever I get down about transitioning I find my way back to your site and this comic. Thanks for posting and keep up the good work!
I’m so glad you find this piece helpful! ^__^