Posts Tagged with "gender variance"

an update…

I’ve seriously neglected this blog (and its followers), and for that I sincerely apologize. Lately, I’ve considered archiving this particular blog/URL and migrating over to Tumblr to continue documenting transition/trans* related stuff… (eh, to be determined). At any rate, there’s a LOT of updating I’ve wanted to do over the last several months, but to […]

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FYI: Binding Tips

My most popular post (by FAR) is 10 reasons that chest binding sucks balls. And with very good reason – the topic of binding is one that is widely searched and researched and discussed among transguys, genderqueers, androgynes, drag kings and all sorts of female-bodied, masculine-identified people. People always want to know how others do […]

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Personal: Growing Up Girl

When i was little I loved to climb trees and play in the dirt and ride my bike. My BLUE boy’s BMX bike. As I got a little older and my friends started having crushes on the boys in our class, I realized that MY crushes weren’t on those stupid boys that I played with in […]

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Daily Coolness: Blogapalooza

Kyle, from over at Butchtastic, created an Ah-MAY-Zing list of “Butch, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, Genderfuck and Trans Blogs to watch out for“ Seriously. It’s the most comprehensive, detailed list that I’ve seen — complete with blog AND Twitter links. Check it out… seriously. Go. Now. It’s an impressive resource to be sure. I’ve already added at […]

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Personal: Gender as Color

Colors exist in a spectrum. Everyone knows this. In elementary school kids learn about “ROY G. BIV” and the fact that some colors are created from the combination of other colors, beginning with the three primaries:  Red, Blue and Yellow. Simple, right? You mix colors together; you get new, more complicated colors. By the same […]

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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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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: “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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