Hi Jennifer! I am so touched by your story. I know the process wasn’t easy and carefree, but having your sister and parents on board and starting so young is such a huge thing! I am 60-ish (-ish -> giggle), and just started HRT last November. SInce I’m this aged the endocrinologist is going SLOW. It’s good medicine, but my dysphoria is almost unbearable now. I always wanted to be a girl since the earliest I can remember but back then I’d have been diagnosed as mentally ill and given conversion therapy to “fix” me.
I’m not where I want to be yet, but happy to be going in the right direction finally. I am envious of your courage to tell your family and therapist what was going on.