Posts Tagged with "gender identity"

Personal: Progress (part 2)

Despite my fears and the many hurdles I still have yet to face, my therapist told me that I am ready (YEEEE!!! ::puke::) I was shocked and surprised and excited and scared, and I simultaneously experienced waves of thrill AND nausea. I was expecting to be months away from anything… I was expecting that she […]

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List: To Do…di-do-di-doo

Okay, so like I mentioned in my last post, I have about a braziiiillion thoughts whirling around in my head at the moment + a brain riddled with ADD = a lag in progress and a LOT of whirling and planning and thinking and list-makin’ and then maybe a little more planning… and then—D’oh! I […]

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Personal: Progress (part 1)

My poor ADD brain is so overloaded right now; I’m not really sure where to start… (Hmm… Perhaaaps I should start with an appointment to get back on some sorta meds for that damn ADD. Heh.) At any rate, I had my first appointment with my new** therapist yesterday Tuesday afternoon, and I’m still reeling […]

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Daily Coolness: NYT + “Answers About Transgender Issues”

Big thanks to Mel over at Decidedly Obscure Human Complaints for the heads-up on this amazing NYT article. From Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth’s NYT bio: This week Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, who is working on “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” a resource guide for transgender and other gender-variant people, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history […]

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Personal: Visibility Among Lesbians

So, I hung out a couple of nights this week at a popular lesbian(ish) bar here in town, and wow… it really made me FEEL like a lesbian —err, rather, it’s reminded me that I LOOK like a lesbian (duh, right? I know… I mean, up until fairly recently** I’d been living my life as […]

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Personal: “Hey Girl!”

Growing up I knew that I was different from the other kids – even before I knew that words like homosexual, butch, queer or transgender existed. I just knew that I didn’t quite… fit. Now that I’m 34 and not building roads with the boys in the sandbox or trying to impress the girls with how […]

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You Tell Me: Gym + Binders = Suck

I really, really, really, REALLY need to get my ass back in the gym… and for the most part – I’m READY. Like, really, really READY. But when the time comes, and I think about what it’s like to workout in a binder – I inevitably find an excuse not to go. I get hung up […]

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Personal: I wish…

Sometimes I wish I’d just been born male… or female – or “straight”… non-queer… WHATEVER. As long as it was at least, like, 90% “something” and without question. Of course, then I remind myself that SURELY there’s a reason that *this* is my journey. That this fucked-up mess of gender and sexuality is all part of […]

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Daily Coolness: Tumblriffic!

Tooooot, tooot! Hop on the Tumblr train!! (some of these are nsfw) In this age of Twitter accounts, status updates and instant internet gratification – it makes sense that Tumblogs would be one of the most popular and fastest growing blogging mediums available. In case you’re unfamiliar with Tumblr — my good friend, Wikipedia, defines […]

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Personal: “Letting Go of ‘Butch'”

You know, I really want to document/vent/discuss my experience from the other night, but I’m still struggling with the writing process for whatever reason… It’s like all of my thoughts are stuck inside my head, and I either end up rambling or can’t quite figure out what I want to say or how I feel… […]

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