Category Archives: community

A letter to Heather Coldstream, age 14

Dear Heather, Yesterday you had a life-changing insight and I know it scared the shit out of you. You are not losing your mind. Yes, you are a transsexual. In 2017 we mostly call ourselves transgender or trans for short. … Continue reading

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Week 148 – Papers, please

Post-2016 election, I’ve been working to get my government identification sorted out with name and gender marker changes, and this week I made two big steps forward by getting confirmation that my driver’s license and passport have been updated! The … Continue reading

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Week 144 – Disaster Planning

Yesterday was a day to rest and reflect. I had hopes of doing things, but nothing happened and that’s okay. Today I’m in full-on disaster planning and management mode. Every hour today has been put towards getting the wheels turning … Continue reading

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We Will Endure

If I could be with you right now, I would cry with you for a while, and then I would take your hand, look you in the eyes and tell you what I feel in my heart before giving you … Continue reading

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Week 143 – Like Diamonds

It’s impossible to know what you can bear until you bear what you can until you break. The crushing weight of being trans broke me long ago and my broken bones compressed under the weight into diamond. This feature of … Continue reading

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The Transgender Bill of Rights

The Transgender Bill of Rights Individuals have the right to self-determination of their gender identity. Discrimination on the basis of gender identity is illegal. Trans panic as a legal defense is abolished. Where there is probable cause, violence against trans people … Continue reading

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You should start transition.

If there is the slightest possibility you think you are a trans woman, you should start transition. There is no ‘trans enough’ standard you have to meet to transition. There is no ‘standard transition’ you need to follow. There is … Continue reading

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