Tag Archives: gender transition

Pushy Deadnaming

‘What was your name then?’ If you’ve changed your name, this question pops up now and again. I deflected. ‘That isn’t relevant.’ It isn’t in my trans job description to educate every person who asks me an inappropriate question about … Continue reading

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What I tell myself when I’m having a bad moment

What I tell myself when I’m having a bad moment: Step back from the ledge. This broader world <waves hands> can really suck, but what about your internal world? Look how far you’ve come. You are Heather. You made it; … 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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April Fools’

1 April again. My second transition anniversary passed less eventfully than the first. I mowed the lawn with the push mower and cut down a dying spruce and dead rhododendron. The day before I cut down two dead fir trees, … 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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Similarities between used Porsches and trans women’s bodies

Cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars Needs tender, loving care to stay in top condition Are desired by men Sometimes end up wrapped around poles Simultaneously provokes anger and instills desire in some people Relatively rare due to … Continue reading

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Happiness, the now, and the opportunity cost of time

Content warning: suicide Opportunity cost The loss of other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. – Oxford Dictionaries Being trans put me into a state of suspended time for years. I did many things that pushed me out of the … Continue reading

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