Proud with a Heavy Heart

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 […]

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Reality TV or My Reality?

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 […]

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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 […]

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She told me to just sit with it.

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 […]

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