Category Archives: safety

In Case of an Emergency…

…here’s what I’d want. Everything should be in waterproof bags or containers. Clothing should be wool or synthetic. Check local laws and regulations for potential firearm and blade restrictions. Adjust quantities as necessary depending on the size of your party, … Continue reading

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Shut up, anxiety

I am up before the sun, before even the furnace awakens from its slumber to heat the house and I have slept maybe four hours. My anxiety, which procrastinated away last night’s hours in a movie, laundry, dishes, updating my … Continue reading

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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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A Field Guide to Dudes and How to Defend Yourself When Physically Attacked by One

I used to know this dude that could turn on a dime into an aggressive macho dude. ‘C’mon, right here. Right now. Why wait?’ he’d say as he squared his shoulders and snapped his toes to the imaginary line he’d … Continue reading

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The Trans Woman’s Field Guide to Cisgender People, v2

INTRODUCTION Transition is a formative time in a trans woman’s life that often sets the tone for many years after coming out. After entering broader society as herself, cisgender people often display behaviors towards her she may never have encountered … Continue reading

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The Trans Woman’s Field Guide to Cisgender People

I had a graphic here of this but it had some typos, so I took it down and republished it as v2 as text that prints better.

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Dear Cis People

Dear Cis People, While I recognize that my life experience is utterly alien to you, please provide me the courtesy of not treating me like some rare specimen to be stared at and remarked upon in slack-jawed amazement or violently attacked or … Continue reading

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