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Trans author posts selfie and says HRT has triggered second PUBERTY
Trans author Rowan Jette Knox, 46, posts brooding selfie after revealing testosterone has triggered second PUBERTY: Enjoys four-way open relationship with his trans wife and their two trans girlfriends
In the new post penned Saturday, Knox – formerly Amanda Jetté Knox- publicly ponders how to express how he feels to be on hormone replacement therapy
The posts were made to the writer’s social media, where he has more than 12,000 followers and regularly chronicles his journey to becoming a man
That journey began in August, when he – at 46 years old – announced to his 100,000 Twitter followers that he was ‘re-introducing’ himself as a man
A 46 year-old author who recently came out as a transgender man says starting hormone therapy has triggered a second puberty.
Rowan Jetté Knox announced the medical development on Threads, then followed-up with further detail on his Instagram account.
‘Second puberty is kicking my butt. All I’m doing is eating and napping. Thankfully, my best friend is into it,’ Knox posted to his 10,000 followers while cuddling his dog.
Another update followed on Instagram shortly after – accompanied by a different selfie. Knox explained: ‘I’ve been trying to sum up the way it feels to be on HRT.
‘The only way I can describe it is: the hormones in my body feel right for the first time in my life and it changes absolutely everything.
‘The noise in my head has quieted. I am at peace.’
The posts were made to the writer’s Instagram and Threads, where he has roughly 12,000 followers and regularly provides updates on his journey on becoming a man.
In his latest post to social media, bestselling writer Rowan Jetté Knox publicly ponders how to express how it feels to be on hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
The update contained a section with a series of loosely relevant hashtags, like #trans #transman #transmen, and #transrights
In an accompanying post to Threads, the 46-year-old spoke about how the treatment – which he started two weeks ago – has triggered a bout of so-called ‘second puberty’
Knox’s journey began in August, when he announced to his 100,000 Twitter followers that he was ‘re-introducing’ himself as a man, a turn in the Toronto-based activist’s personal life he was proud to make public. The best-selling author has since locked-down his account over abuse he has received online.
Also a polyamorist, Knox has since secured a slew of spots on Canadian television to speak about his transgenderism. He has also written about his unique living arrangements, which sees him live with his transgender husband and the couple’s two transgender girlfriends who are themselves a couple.
Knox has described the relationship as a ‘polycule’ in recent articles for Chatelaine and PinkNews.
The author’s daughter, named Alexis, was the first in the family to come out as transgender in early 2014.
Then 11, the preteen went on to participate in a video series organized by Microsoft titled My 24 Hrs, which also featured her then-mother in a supportive role.
Now in her early 20s, her journey saw her given hormone blockers to delay her own puberty, and put in a particular public middle school that had an all-gender bathroom and LGBTQ ‘safe space’ stickers on classroom doors.
Moreover, it came months before Knox’s then husband and now wife Zoe too decided she did not associate with her sex designated at birth, beginning an, in Knox’s words, ‘incredibly bumpy’ transition from her old identity, Mark.
Also included were the slightly more poignant #hrt and #protecttranskids, with the latter being relevant due to Knox’s daughter Alexis (seen at left with her then mom in 2016), being the first in the family to come out as trans in 2014. Alexis and Knox, then Amanda, are seen above participating in a Microsoft video series where he praised the preteen’s decision
Moreover, it came months before Knox’s then husband and now wife Zoe too decided she did not associate with her sex designated at birth, beginning an, in Knox’s words, ‘incredibly bumpy’ transition from her old identity, Mark. Knox (second from left) and wife Zoe (third from left) are now in a polyamorous relationship with another trans couple, Dani (far left) and Dame
A polycule: Dani, Rowan, Zoe and Dame (from left to right) all live together in Toronto in a four-way relationship – one Knox regularly speaks about on social media and on television
Although a part of him feared their relationship wouldn’t survive, it did – and nearly ten years later, it has culminated in a four-way relationship with his now wife and their two also-trans girlfriends.
Previously praising Alexis for showing Zoe how ‘to be brave like her by example,’ Knox has often posted about the family’s unique experiences along the way, ramping up his online presence in recent months as he too revealed he was transgender.
Provided in a post to his Instagram account, the writer’s revelation read: ‘It is with joy, relief, and a fair amount of anxiety that I am re-introducing myself to you as Rowan Jette Knox.
‘I am a trans man, am medically transitioning, and will be exclusively using he/him pronouns going forward,’ he continued.
‘I am a trans man, am medically transitioning, and will be exclusively using he/him pronouns going forward.’
The news came roughly four years after Knox penned a now best-selling book about his life with Zoe and Alexis, called Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family.
A memoir, the book was then billed as an ‘inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family – a family who shows what’s possible when you “lead with love.”‘
In a post to his Instagram, seen here, the writer reintroduced himself as Rowan Jette Knox
Rowan Knox, formerly known as Amanda Jette Knox, is seen here before he transitioned in a photo that remains on his Instagram account
Then, weeks after revealing herself to be the third transgender person in the family, He penned another book – this one titled One Sunny Afternoon: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing.
Another first-hand commentary, this one was described by Knox – who ‘as a deeply personal memoir about facing life-long trauma head-on, and bravely healing the scars that endure.’
Interviews provided by Knox since have revealed the tome to be an exploration of his healing from ‘trauma’ he was subjected to during childhood, and the social media abuse he was subjected to after his first book was published.
Posts to social media further revealed how the reaction caused him to suffer a severe mental-health crisis – one that has since cleared with the realization he is now a man.
‘I’ve known this is who I am for a long time now, but I had to work up the courage to say it out loud,’ he said in his coming out post.
‘It took months of introspection therapy, long chats with loved ones, plenty of tears, and pushing through a lot of fear and denial to get here.’
Then, in an article published late last month, Knox revealed he and Zoe had started a polyamorous relationship with another transgender couple, two trans women named Dani and Dame.
Knox wrote about first meeting Dani last year after reaching out to her for advice about his own experiences during that troubled time – and the two, according to Knowx, ‘bonded immediately in a way I rarely do these days.’
Soon, all four found themselves in love – and they now all live together at Knox’s new home in Toronto, after selling his residence in Ottawa just this week.
Rowan and Zoe also have two sons, as well as Alexis, and back in 2016, he praised them for embracing Zoe as their mom and Alexis as their sister.
Knox had also previously penned an article for Pink News about how ‘trans joy’ was infectious, writing: ‘Trans joy is infectious. And right now, the world needs more of it.
‘Make no mistake: in today’s world, trans joy is an act of defiance and power.’
He added in the Microsoft documentary: ‘Life with Zoe is beautiful,’
‘After nearly 23 years together, I finally have my whole partner, not just the part she wanted to show me.’
He added how the then same-sex marriage, at the time, ‘[felt] right’, and in an essay praised Alexis for showing Zoe how ‘to be brave like her by example’.
‘My wife is gorgeous, witty, and social now that she’s finally comfortable in her own skin, he wrote before suffering bouts of complex PTSD, or CPTDS, and ‘a severe mental health crisis’ that he recalls in his new book.
Still happy at that point, the future writer wrote: ‘We’re the happiest we’ve ever been.’