Friday, April 30, 2010

Born in the Wrong Body?

Xavier (laidbaqq) did an amazingly honest, raw video about dysphoria and what it feels like to be "born in the wrong body," which is a sentiment many trans people can relate to.

Body: Pre-Testosterone Physique.

This guy (SuperIronfreak) should give every pre-testosterone transman a glimmer of hope- I can't imagine what a beast he will be on T! He's 22, from Texas, and about to start T soon. Given his amazingly muscular physique pre-testosterone, I cannot wait to see this guy's progress on T!

Amazing Transition Video.

This is one of the most amazing transition videos I've ever seen. Skylarkeleven made it. Check him out.

You can also listen to some tunes of his on MySpace here.

Female-to-Male Transsexual Issues with Jamison Green.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Variations in Bodies [trans people aren't the only ones who struggle!]



As trans people we often get so caught up in our body dysphoria and trans plight that we forget cisgender people struggle with body image issues as well. This video beautifully illustrates the variations found in all bodies.

A Name Story.

This is a touching name story from chief845214. He talks about how his dad helped him come up with his male name, which was especially important to him because his dad also named him at birth.

Monday, April 26, 2010

New & Noteworthy: FtMNorway.

Meet Leo, aka FtMNorway on YouTube. He is 21 years old, has a twin sister, and is a musician and composer.

Check him out!



Unisex Bathrooms - Safe2Pee.org.


Navigating public restrooms can be difficult for trans and intersex people.

Luckily Safe2Pee.org keeps a list of all unisex restrooms in the states.

Being Intersex, Public Restrooms, and Keeping an Open Mind.

Here is a video from openheartzoo that really struck a chord with me. In this video Bo speaks about the difficulties trans and intersex people face with everyday situations (most) cisgender take for granted- specifically in this case, using public restrooms.

Also, Bo makes a good point in the video that just because "you have a friend" that is a certain way or lives a particular lifestyle, that it does not make you an expert in that subject.

We all need to keep our minds open.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New & Noteworthy: Mike (DutchTransguy91)

Meet Mike (DutchTransguy91), an 18 year-old guy from the Netherlands. He is just starting his transition and is new to YouTube, so take a minute to get to know him.

The embedding is disabled on his intro video, but you can watch it here.

Here is his second video:

New & Noteworthy: Edward (TheEdman93)

Meet Ed (TheEdman93), a 16-year-old guy from the UK new to YouTube.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Got a Sex Change with My Best Friend! [documentary: parts 1 & 2]

In the spring of 2007 I made a short documentary film while in college about my best friend Troy (tro23y on YouTube) getting our chest surgeries done together in December of 2006. We went to Dr. Beverly Fischer in Baltimore (Timonium), Maryland.

Chest surgery was one of the most moving and empowering experiences I have ever had, and I can wholeheartedly say it was made 1,000 times better by having it done with Troy.



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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dr. Perovic, Trans Surgeon, Dead at 72.

Dr. Sava Perovic, gender reassignment surgery pioneer, has died in Serbia. He was 72 years old.

According to Yahoo news:


Perovic, a respected urologist, began gender reassignment surgery in the 1980s in Belgrade and soon became a leading expert.

With his team, he performed a number of surgeries abroad, mostly in Asia, including urologic and genital corrective procedures.

Perovic died after a long illness, the reports said without giving details. His funeral would be held on Thursday in Belgrade.


I was not aware Dr. Perovic had battled a long illness; my thoughts go out to his family. Dr. Perovic drastically improved FTM lower surgery throughout his career and his death will be mourned in the trans community.

This Week.

It's only Wednesday and this week has already had its fair share of ups and downs; as you can see, cake makes everything better.



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Got a Formspring! [ask me anything]


I registered an account over at Formspring.com, so feel free to head over there and ask me some questions!

http://www.formspring.me/charlesasher

Also, it's true. My hair is gone.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Penis Video [i'll answer your questions]

Thanks for stopping by my blog! As I promised in my last YouTube video log, I will answer any & all penis questions you might have.

Leave a comment here or send an e-mail to charlesasheryt@gmail.com if you do not feel comfortable asking your question publicly.

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