Category Archives: transition

Fading Away

21 October, 2018 Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence 4 November, 2020 I feel the pull of the ethereal plane. I’m already so transparent I’m forgetting to open doors and hunger is but another fading memory, just as … Continue reading

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Waiting Room

My navigation app guides me north from San Jose to Burlingame on the 101. My appointment is at 3 pm and even though traffic is light, I’m concerned I might be late because I dawdled at my hotel. I speed … 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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Adventures in Dating – User Experience

I’ve been thinking about dipping my toe back into the dating pool so I skimmed through a matchmaking site. The user interface is abysmal. I discover a profile that looks interesting. She says: ‘I have a way of immediately putting … Continue reading

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The Work of Being Trans

Being trans is work, no matter where you are in your transition journey. Pre-transition, I spent vast amounts of energy attempting to compartmentalize away being trans and when that became impossible, juggling my inner and outer lives while going to … Continue reading

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Fall Wardrobe

The maple seeds are helicoptering down today. That means it’s time for the fall wardrobe. While spring is my favorite season, fall is my favorite wardrobe season with its heralds of oversize cozy sweaters, scarves, and boots. It’s easier to … Continue reading

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Butterfly Makeup

‘How old _is_ this stuff?’ I asked myself while reaching for a foundation in my makeup basket. ‘Three years? Four?’ I couldn’t remember the last time I used any of them so I threw them all out along with some … Continue reading

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