crystal’s rock shop
feel free to have a look around


the pregnancy ~~~
2019

* First laser appointment
* At the drafting table with iris
Initial Consult with Dr Jess Ting
    + Info Packet


learning how to be ~~~
2018

Existing in women-only spaces
Voice therapy lessons with Rachel
* I got bangs and suddenly began to be treated as a woman
* CTMS support group
* In Search of Self-Care
New zone / Court zone
Crosscuntrytour
* PR #47f4b96 Changes ‘chris to crystal’
The last day at Silent Barn
Opening up new relationships 

at first we had no words and no emotions ~~~ 
2017

* Can’t you just meditate on that
* Coming out
* HRT
* espylacopa

the san francisco years
2006-2012


norma carries a girl to be named christina  ~~~
1987
* 0344am

crystal’s rock shop —
what is this website?
a transwoman’s account of transitioning medically at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine. Surprisingly very little information exists, from a client perspective, on the type of care they provide, so this is a resource for women seeking medical care at this facility. This covers bottom-surgery, laser hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, social work, and therapy.

how does this thing work?
each entry is organized by year so click on anything with an asterisk in front of it and you’ll jump to that story. there’s navigation at the bottom of each entry so you can go to the next entry from that page.

I want to join the club


Mark


norma carries a girl to be named christina



06/19/1987
San Diego






i was told this piece of information at a young age

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hey mom what happened to christina
Well, Matthew, Christina Became Christopher
so i don’t have a sister
No I’m Sorry
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when i was told this at a young age my parents said they didn’t do a gender reveal and my parents told me they were expecting a girl to be born and went through all the usual routes of purchasing pink things and the girl cabbage patch dolls. i remember those dolls sitting in their unopened packages in my Grandmother Dolores’ room they sat above her full size mirror on a shelf near the ceiling. of course i had to ask now that i had come out as a woman to my parents. my dad has this to say

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Well We Didn’t Get Christina But We Did End Up Getting A Girl Anyway, She Just Came Thirty Years Later. Your Aunts All Said Your Mom Was Carrying A Girl And They Could Tell Just By The Way Her Body Looked. Your Grandmother Also Did This Guamanian Ritual For Pregnant Women With A String Or Something And It Was A Gender Reveal And She Said You Were Going To Be A Girl As Well.
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my grandmother’s garage with a placard above the washer/dryer


Mark