Update on this old thread.
It’s been almost 2 years since I started HRT. My face is more feminine. I have curves that didn’t exist 2 years ago. My breasts are a large A/small B….and it appears they’re having a growth spurt of late. The girls have become difficult to hide. No-show sports bras proved to be the best solution when worn under a loose-fitting top.
Then there are the mental & emotional changes. One sentiment commonly expressed by trans people is you get sick of hiding. I’ve been there for the better part of a year. I’m out to almost everyone that knows me outside of work. The few friends and family that don’t know will soon. And I made the decision to come out at work. I started with the front office. As expected, I have their full support. Next step is coming out to my immediate boss. I expect that will go well. Then I’ll step into the minefield of dealing with my narrow-minded staff. We’ll see what happens.
My general manager surprised me with her responses when I came out. I never doubted her support. But I didn’t know she’s an ally of the LGBTQ community. She said I can thank her daughter for that. More notably, I didn’t expect the forceful way she expressed zero tolerance for any insubordination, disrespect, or ghosting from my crew. She insisted that I report anything inappropriate directly to her. When I told her I was concerned they would quit if push came to shove, she said was she will deal with that possibility in a way that makes them think twice. The woman is a force to be reckoned with.
The next few months should be interesting.