barrie3 suggested that I join this community.
My story is that I have been training in ITA TaeKwonDo since I was 8, and I'm 24 now. I hold the rank of 5th degree black belt and certified instructor. Since coming out as trans (FtM) and starting hormones, my instructor has asked me not to train for a period of time until he "knows more about the situation." He's really like a second father to me, so I will respect him, but I am DYING to get in there and train again. I've never ever taken a break before, so this is killer.
I wanted to post two pictures of me from my career in TKD. The first is me at age 9 with my yellow belt and four green stripes, then my more recent (still pre T) photos from this past summer. There are a few more photos and more information about me and my transition on my website: www.staceymeier.com