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Annika Penelope
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Annika Penelope is a California-based transgender blogger and activist. Since April 2011 she has written for Autostraddle, a queer women’s website, about her experiences with transitioning and other issues facing the transgender community. She has organized workshops on gender identity and expression, participated in panels on coming out and LGBTQ youth, and collaborated with a number of prominent trans* activists on other projects. Annika currently lives with her partner in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read more of her work at

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10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started My Transition

(212) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 8:15 AM

Exactly two years ago, I sat apprehensively in the reception area of the public health clinic in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, waiting for my name to be called. If all went according to plan, I would leave that evening with my first prescriptions for estradiol and spironolactone -- day 1...

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