If you ask me what one of my worst realistic fears is, I will tell you that it is for the safety of my 20 year old daughter, who is transgender. The statistics of violence against transpeople is staggering, and even higher for transwomen. Each year, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we read the […]Read More Surprised by Violent Pride as my Values Collide
Have you ever had an experience where you were elated and heartbroken at the same time? Proud, with a heavy heart? I did recently, at a workshop called Chronic Illness and Gender Confirmation Surgery. I’m going to guess that you have not attended a session about this topic. Neither had I until last weekend. This was […]Read More Proud with a Heavy Heart
On a regular basis, I am the recipient of information that has anything to do with the topic of transgender people. Friends forward articles to me. People invite me to movie screenings and plays. Others assume that I am a regular viewer of any TV special or show that is about being trans. I feel […]Read More Reality TV or My Reality?
Today I walked down Fifth Avenue in the NYC Pride March. Today I wore a t-shirt for everyone to see. “I Love My Trans Kid!” “Trans Rights are Human Rights!” I wore it on the train station platform. I was aware of what it said as I sat in the train car, as I walked […]Read More PRIDE
She told me to just sit with it. That is something that’s completely foreign to me. Don’t try to change it. Don’t ignore it or brush it off. Embrace it, appreciate what it’s telling you, and let it be. I had just finished explaining to my life coach the confusing, uncomfortable emotions I’d been experiencing over […]Read More She told me to just sit with it.
This is proof that there is no situation that you cannot change, I said to my 3 children on June 30 2015. You are never stuck. Remember that. Two years earlier, just as I was getting ready for bed, my 15 year old entered my bedroom asking if we could talk. As a mom of […]Read More This is Proof that there is no Situation You Cannot Change