For the last few days I’ve been staying with an old friend who knew me before transition. It’s been wonderful to catch up with him and enjoy each other’s company. Now that I’m living authentically I feel as though there are fewer barriers up, and we’...
Archive for month: September, 2011
When I first came out as a transgender woman I told everyone. Most of my family and close friends knew already, but I blanketed my social circle just the same. All my coworkers, all my friends, long lost acquaintances and colleagues from jobs of yesteryear on LinkedIn. Naturally,...
While I’ve been recovering from facial feminization surgery I’ve had far too much free time. As much as I enjoy writing, for many weeks I couldn’t muster the cognitive energy to write much of anything interesting. When I did have energy I often used it to intera...
It stands sentry all day and all night. Waiting for the chance to taunt you, to shame you with the flaws it exposes. It draws your gaze with tempting promises of a feminine reflection and then shines a spotlight on everything that is out of place. The mirror boldly declares, R...
I’ve heard from a few ladies who struggle with this. There is a deep longing inside them to express their feminine side, to live as themselves, to begin their transition. But there is an equally strong fear – fear of embarrassment, of rejection, of having others stare...
For the last 9 months and 28 days I’ve been living as a woman all day, every day. At home, at work, and out in the world I am a woman. Whether I’m exercising or relaxing, spending time with friends or alone I am me. I know that many transgender woman who haven’t...
Greetings gentle readers, Thank you for following me here to this new portion of the web I call my own. I have deep love and care for all those wrestling with gender issues, and for their loved ones who wrestle alongside them. However I found it more and more difficult to write w...
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