It's early morning in France now, 7am, and this sofa is really tempting. So let me have a sit, grab a cup of tea, a piece of chocolate cake and tell you a bit more about the few years I spent.
Coming back here is like being a character in a serie away for some seasons and doing a surprise and unexpected come back
First I want to apologize for not having been able to be here earlier. Life has been hectic, lots of ups and downs.
I don't even know where to start, what to prioritize. Thinking about my hello post, I'll go on with that introduction.
As I've told, some of you used to know me as the waffle lady. And there's been some huge change since then
I've been suffering from gender disphoria since childhood and kept it secret as long as I could, but it turned out to be unbearable. I couldn't take it anymore, so I decided it was enough and accepted who I am. I've started the long transition journey on 29th December 2016 and let me tell you I'm the happiest guy on earth
I'm a lucky parent as my 2 sons accepted all this instantly and supported me and still do. It's been harder with the rest of the family, except my sister who supported me warmly and unconditionally.
Unfortunately, breast cancer took her away from us 3 years ago... I've lost my confident and best friend when she left. And I still miss her a lot.
Since then my mother has changed her attitude toward me and we now have a good relationship.
That's for the emotional part, I'm not here to make you cry
Professionally, ah... Lot's of issues of course
I've been unemployed for years, then a freelance illustrator (I still am) and now a tattoo artist. A friend and I decided to open a tattoo shop in November this year but... Yeah, Covid and new lockdown in France
we have to wait for weeks before we can open.
So right now I'm at home, relaxing and drawing, preparing tattoo designs for the opening, drawing for my manga project and painting for commissions.
I hope you are all well and safe.
Oh I'm done with the chocolate cake...