That’s cool. If you’re not yet in the loop on trans stuff, here’s a good, general FAQ. It explains the basics way better than I can. Go ahead and read it—this page will still be here when you’re ready.
Call me Tess. For pronouns, she and her.
hober as my username on most things.
My family is really important to me. I wanted a name that reflected that, and I wanted to pick something that wasn’t too big of a change.
Three of my four grandparents died when I was little but the fourth, my paternal grandmother, lived until I was twenty-five. She was a huge part of my life. Her name was Theresa (though we grandkids all called her Nina).
There are a bunch of common nicknames for Theresa. I like Tess a lot. Hopefully you’ll find it easy to make the switch.
We’re together, we’re supporting each other, and we’re a team.
Erin is amazing.
You’ll screw up sometimes. So do I. Don’t stress about it too much but please do make an effort. (It’s obvious when you aren’t even trying.)