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September’s Blog

September 5, 2019

Hi folks and followers,  

It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything new but it really hasn’t been that much to report. I’ve decided to do a monthly post to keep In touch and up to date on new experiences regarding my Detransition.

Spending a lot of insomnia driven-nights hammering away at my still untitled Autobiography and of course working on it day & night-making progress if I say so myself… If I’m not writing-I’m creating-about only two activities saving my sanity! I had a very abrupt and unexpected move and it took a lot out of me and my dog Oscar, we survived. I’m in a month-to-month rental situation and am gonna be busy touring new places to find the perfect one where Oscar & I will be happy but-knowing it’ll take a while since I know I’m gonna be extra-super picky-my intention is this will be my last move here in Spokane, I finally, after recovered from move did unpack a few things to make place feel like home.

Our new place is tiny & in honor of Valerie Harpers passing & make myself feel better, I muse that I’m in Rhoda’s Attic! 20th of September is my six year “Maneversary” on testosterone-YAY, I can finally grow some facial hair!

Recently reconstructive chest surgery recommendation has just been for the second time submitted by my wonderful plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Stiller-Wish me luck with that should be nice in this heat to be able to go shirtless. We’re fortunate to have Dr. Stiller here in Spokane performing Gender Affirming Surgeries. I have every confidence he’ll give me best result. This is the second submission the first submission they were given some to misinformation about a Physician’s “guess” on a diagnosis that was indeed not proved on any documentation and-this thoroughly confused the Powers that be in charge of making the decision. I was tuned down reason being:

“Detransition is not necessary to treat Gender Dysphoria” … ?????

Hopefully this time around it will be approved.I feel if I were a Transgender Male this would’ve been approved and I’d have had surgery and be completely healed by now… wish me luck-we’ll see.

I did finally get my name changed back to Philip Paul Porter in June making me feel “official” and have gotten all Agency’s applicable switched to new name and still carrying Phoebe ID just in case there are any crossed-wires with anyone or anything. Also have on me official Court Stamped copy also just n’ case I run into any problems.

I did lose my job in June-I don’t agree with the “why”. It was explained to me-its a “system” that leaves no room for human input but I can’t belief some discretion can’t be given…. screw them-

I’ve decided being broke sucks and I’m grateful for unemployment but it just doesn’t stretch far enough by any means so-decided to make a living with my Art being a Charicture  Artist-

Oscar & I can travel to events here and there to fairs, carnival’s, Renaissance Faires(MY FAVORITE!!!)kids and adult Birthday Parties, conventions, family reunions I can just about work anywhere, in any state and mix business with pleasure getting to see friends and family I’d rarely  if at all  all get to meet & reacquainted!!!! WIN-WIN!!! I’m only out paper & Sharpies-near about pure-profit! I going to feel like such an Entrepreneur, Tycoon, Mover-Shaker! First engagement is later in September. This may put me on road to Working for myself!

Of course like all since 2005’, I missed our 40th Class Reunion & got the Wonderful Class Directory with my story being so long I scored two pages! Wonderful job! Thank you Nena Baker❤️❤️❤️!!!

I’m restoring some frayed squares on my cousin Glenda’s Heirloom Quilt where one section of squares has frayed. Not being able to locate exact square or anything near it-I’m hand painting each square individually matching the print than replacing frayed squares with the new ones. Looks like you’ll never know anything was done and that’s a successful restoration!

I had privilege of volunteering my Mannequin Expertise to restoring several Mannequins for Chehalis 4-H’s Sewing Program- I’m telling you-these young ladies are learning some SKILLS!

I created a Mannequin for a Specific Turn-of-Century Gown on Exhibit. Client didn’t want it shown on “Those hideous alien looking things” so-we compromised between abstract & realistic. Result was perfect!

I also had privileges well to alter/hem Chelsie’s High-low Wedding Gown for she and Joe’s Los Vegas Wedding. It was my gift to both and I did a stellar job!

I guess y’all are caught up for now-till October, thanks for reading and do take care!

Goodnight all &, thanks for reading my blog!

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  1. Erik J Hansen permalink

    Wonderful post, Philip! Sounds like things are getting exciting for you (and Oscar)! Your “Rhoda appartment” is groovy! I will look forward to October’s installment! Take care! –Erik in NW Ohio


    • Thank you Eric! You’re kind words are appreciated! I can honestly say-things can only go up from here! I too can’t wait to see what rest of this month & Early October will bring!


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