I've never done a Mother's Day piece before. It's not something I would usually even think about. In recent months though, I've had this sort of on-off longing to be a mommy. It's like, now that the gender dysphoria is thankfully less of an issue for me and I've mostly sorted out my orientation about as much as it's going to be, I get to deal with the new thing. And I think that thing is a biological clock brought on by my Estrogen-filled body trying to remind me that I'm almost thirty and haven't yet birthed a child.
Uh... my poor confused body. ^^;
Whatevs. I'd considered a couple different variations, including a different Emily pic or one focused on Fara. MAYBE Simone (Gavin's mom)? I dunno. There aren't exactly a whole lot of admirable mother figures in the comic (although, if I decided to do a Father's Day pic, I'd probably be in even more trouble). XD
Anyway, rambling aside. Happy Mother's Day to every mother out there (soon-to-be or currently). And even if you're not, still have a lovely day.
wow its amazing how the characters aren't drawn differently but they look different because we have an emotional connection to them. Emily looks so mature and somehow older looking.
That is interesting, what you said about Estrogen possibly makes you want to be a mother. I am working toward getting HRT myself, but I have never considered about being a mother in the future. Wondered if that would change when I finally get HRT?
I can't say for sure whether or not hormones actually has anything to do with it. However, at one time I honestly didn't want kids. Like, at all. It's only been since a couple months ago (roughly around the time I started taking Progesterone; about 15-16 months into HRT overall at the time) that I started having this inclination. It's not necessarily a good or a bad thing. It is a little strange to me though, 'cause I really didn't feel this way before.
Take that however you will.
I'm in the opposite situation (FtM) and before I started testosterone, I had the occasional "I should have a baby!" feeling. I definitely don't want kids, but I kept having that biological clock ticking at me. Once I started T, though, that dropped right off.
Unless I am getting estrogen thru the air at work, or naturally have higher levels of estrogen than a typical AMAB person, it doesn't have anything ro do with the biological clock ticking. Mine sure is, especially when I see pregnant women.
Thank you. Thank you. thank you
Aunt Fara is kind of a motherly figure for Rain and her friends, and Gavin's dad is a nice guy. Anyway, this drawing of Emily is cute!
I'm unable to start transitioning (financial issues). Yet I've been yearning to give birth for over a year now. As a closet trans-woman, I realize its not going to happen for me. I can't turn off the emotion though. Your not alone.