Category Archives: family

Do Cis People See Gender Counselors?

Do Cis People See Gender Counselors? A trans man friend of mine is planning to come out to his extended family as part of a brief holiday visit over Christmas and he’s getting a case of the nerves. He lives … Continue reading

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Looking on the Bright Side

Being trans can be rough and even dangerous but it’s not always doom and gloom. I’ve whined about my life here quite a bit and even I get tired of hearing myself whine. So, here are some good things about … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Surgery Fund Addition

When my mom died, I was deadnamed and misgendered a bunch. It was added hurt at a painful time. I had a further reminder of that experience as I was misgendered four times by three people in the space of … Continue reading

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Which mom is your biological mom?

‘Which mom is your biological mom?’ The question hung in the air from one of my kids’ friends to my kid, who hesitated before answering. We were at a local restaurant to celebrate my kid’s birthday. I was sitting in … Continue reading

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Changes

Things change. They change all the time. There–did you see it? Something just changed. I’ve changed a lot over the past few years and I’m still changing. Most of my changes were obvious. The clothes I wear. The shape of … Continue reading

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Week 178 – Another emergency room visit

In my continuing life saga of ‘What will the universe throw at me next?’, my eldest kid fell out of a tree at a friend’s house onto their back the day after school let out for summer. (Happy spoiler: they … Continue reading

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Week 174 – Mom’s diamond earrings

About a year before told my mom I was going to transition she took a trip with her boyfriend to Tahiti. She bought me a shell carved into a hook hung on a necklace as a gift. At about two … Continue reading

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