(Cue Diana Ross) I’m Coming Out

Even though this happened at GRL, I’ll be honest and say I’m rather nervous about this post!

It’s been quite the year for a lot of us, including me. In December, I had a bit of a breakdown. I went on meds and started therapy, which has been amazing. In addition to general anxiety disorder and major depression, one of the things I’ve been working on is gender dysphoria. Turns out I’m more binary than I thought (lots of unpacking to do in therapy to get there), and on my birthday in June I started my transition and began testosterone.

I’ll be updating all my bios (and the bios in my books…that will take quite a while!) soon. But as of right now, I’m using he/him pronouns (though they/them is still perfectly okay!). I’m staying with the name Jordan.

I’m doing very well, and am in a much better mental place than I’ve probably ever been. Thank you all for your support—it means the world to me. <3

Posted October 23, 2019 by jordan in life / 28 Comments

28 responses to “(Cue Diana Ross) I’m Coming Out

  1. On Jordan! This is truly wonderful. There is nothing greater than finding, accepting, and embracing your true authentic self. What an inspiration you are. I am sending you virtual squishy old lady hugs right now!

  2. Paula

    Hi, Jordan!

    Been reading you for years now, although I have never interacted but just wanted to comment to wish you all the best and I am very happy for you!

    All the love.

  3. Erica Fisher

    This is wonderful. No need to be nervous we love you no matter what. Keep taking care of yourself and were here if you need us.

  4. fire dragons

    Lots of love, Jordan!

    You’ve been one of my favorite authors for years now. On a personal note, I’ve had severe chronic depression since I was about ten and am nonbinary. It is incredibly encouraging to know other people struggle with issues so you don’t feel alone, and that there is hope. I’m so glad you’re getting the therapy you need.

    It takes a lot of courage to transition. It heartens me to know you’re doing what you need to for your emotional well being, but I’d also like to thank you for showing other people who have gender dysphoria they aren’t alone.

    Thank you. <3

  5. Jerry DeBurger

    We love you for you, your mind and soul are beautiful and we treasure every moment that you choose to share. I am so proud of you for reaching this important milestone and I wish you all the happiness you deserve (which a whole hell of a lot). Love you!!!

  6. I’m happy you’ve achieved some clarity! Thanks for sharing with us. I’m thinking all the positive thoughts at you and hope all goes as well as possible! <3

  7. Vash

    Awesome! I’m happy you are being yourself and wish you the best 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I love your book. Hugs!

  8. Marieke

    Sorry to hear you have had such a hard time, but so happy that you are finding yourself now. All the best with the transition!

  9. Paula

    You are Great! And Loved! And Wise!! And Honest! And Brave! And taking care of yourself! And, yeah, life is a journey, and Jordan, you are your own best navigator!! Soo much love to you.

  10. You are a brilliant writer and a brave soul! So happy to hear that you are on the road to becoming your best you! Such a positive thing to read this morning!

  11. Morgana

    Hat off to you dear Jo (so the even the name won’t be a problem ;-P), you’re so brave and cool! I’m happy to hear that you’re feeling better now, just sad to know you were experiencing these inner turmoil; however the future will be even brighter you’re gonna see, the rest doesn’t really matter, be happy to be how you wanna be! Sending out to you only positive vibes. <3 xoxo

  12. Anastasia

    Breaking down is bad but so much good can come of it. I wish you all the best. Onward and upward for you! ❤

  13. Anna L.

    Hi Jordan! First of all, congrats on finding your way to your true self! My son is transgender, and I know how hard it can be to figure things out and move forward on path that’s never going to be easy. I commend you for your bravery on taking this step and doing what’s right for you! I wish you luck not only with your transition but with your mental health, as they go hand in hand. *big hug*