Call Me Ben; Mr. Brock Is My Father-In-Law

BenBrock1On this day of the eighth of July, in 2016, at 0938, as sworn by Judge Wyatt, I am officially Bennett Alexander Brock, male.

Since last March, I have been on HRT, and I have had two gender confirming surgeries. I have no immediate plans to do anything further. If this is as good as it gets, then this is as good as it gets.

I didn’t have too many expectations when I started this process. I just knew I couldn’t be female anymore. I couldn’t live the rest of my life like that. Am I where I expected to be? Yes and no. Is the process completely over? Not really, but I think I have most of the major stuff out of the way. I’m fairly certain you would consider me “transitioned”.

As I said, I’ll probably work on some things. Body sculpting, voice therapy, etc. But I will be more insistent about being called by an appropriate name, and having my gender respected. As far as I’m concerned, I have completed my obligations to society to not be considered female anymore.

I know I should feel elated, but I’m currently in some pain due to my recent surgeries. I hope to celebrate soon.



  1. Congratulations, Ben. Welcome to the world of men. Love the name Bennett.


  2. I am so happy for you. I cannot expect to know your struggle, although I had (she has passed) a good friend who was finally able to live her life as the gender she knew she was born as. I saw her relief at being to live her truth. I hope all is good in your future and acceptance is wide spread. Getting to “know” you in the small way of facebook, I find you a beautiful, caring and courageous man. I am honored that you have been my “friend” and that you cared enough to reach out to me. My love and friendship always are yours.


  3. Ben, congrats, if I met you on the street I would never think that you had been female at one time. Or really you never really were female. Good luck in the future


  4. Congratulations on being the truest you can be! Your smile is the happiest I’ve seen, and it looks good on you !! Love the awesomeness that is you.


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