Author Archives: AprilHartford

Soda Dam, Jemez, NM

This is a rough cut image made on Thanksgiving this year.  I prefer spending holidays outside, my partner came with me this year and right beside the road was this perfect hole up in some rocks with a waterfall beneath … Continue reading

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Essence – ugliness

  One of the hardest things I still deal with is facial hair. I was blessed as a guy with a thick beard of thick dense red hair. Electrolysis is ongoing. I’ve been having weekly treatments of 1.5 to 2 … Continue reading

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reaching

Reaching out to friends, reaching out for help, reaching out to family, trying to reach to get somewhere… sometimes it seemed I just couldn’t reach far enough or hard enough to get what I needed. That’s when I had to … Continue reading

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Separation

  Despite the overwhelming joy of undergoing genital surgery for a gender shift, there are plenty of emotions surrounding the loss of and separation from the life I lived for so long.  

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Hate.

One of my dearest friends recruited me to help her make a big sign that said HATE. The organization she was working for put it up at an event on a busy corner in Portland, Maine. People passing by would … Continue reading

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Thoughts on suicide…

********Because I know some of my family and friends will be highly concerned with this post and what I have to say, I will say this. “I AM FINE, DON”T WORRY”  all this stuff is well in the past.******* The … Continue reading

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Pumice Stone Field, Puna de Atacama, Argentina…

A little more light-hearted image than some of the previous images. A new piece of ‘equipment’ often needs to be explored and contemplated. Not ever having owned a vagina until a couple years ago, even though I always wanted one, … Continue reading

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Pumice Stone Field, Puna de Atacama, Argentina

I needed to learn to mourn the death of part of myself. Who I was for most of my life, who I pretended to be because of that sex organ hanging between my legs. It was most of what I … Continue reading

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Salt Deposit outside of Tolar Grande, Puna de Atacama region, Argentina

There were three crystal blueish teal pools in the salt flats we went to see just outside of the town of Tolar Grande in which we were staying. On the short hike from the parking area to the pools, I … Continue reading

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Cave in the Red Labrynth Hills, Atacama region, Argentina

The inescapable cruel facts are that I will never be able to bear children. If you aren’t born with a uterus, you’ll never have one. I chose not to have children as a male, or to save sperm. It was … Continue reading

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