The need to transition for many of us can literally become a life or death affair. The effects on overall health, the constant stress, anxiety, and self-loathing caused by not accepting your true self can affect the physical, emotional, and mental health of trans men and women. I...
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As Mother’s Day approaches, I hope those of you who are fortunate enough to still have your mom around appreciate the gift that you have. I wrote this back in May 2011 just a week or two after my mom passed away and posted it as a forum post in 2016, and again in 2019. I added ...
Hi everyone! I also posted this for the members of CDH. If you want my backstory, please visit my profile. This is the story of what happened when I visited my daughter and her bride in Maryland over President’s Day weekend and came out to her. I’m in my 4th month of ...
One of the biggest challenges facing a person of Trans experience is coming out to one’s family. For a person of Mexican heritage, it’s even harder due to the deeply rooted, toxic transphobia based on the religious and cultural traditions brought in by the European conquerors...
A life journey! Where did it all start for me? July 1st, 1960 in an ambulance on a rail crossing in Port Elizabeth South Africa. In a very tumultuous SA during uprises etc, but this is not about politics or South Africa. It’s about a little girl who was part of twins and si...
Dear friends I am writing to let you that my mom passed away recently. She had been stricken with cancer and I put her in hospice on January 6th. I wanted to share with all of my friends, especially Vanessa, that before she passed away I told her I was her daughter. And ...
I asked a lot of questions about myself, and whether I wanted to undertake surgery. At this time being T.G. was still a bit taboo, and the environment I worked in would have made it very difficult, so I stayed where I was. However, I was beginning to look acceptable and knew my s...
It’s been too long since I last wrote to you. All of you wonderful ladies have showered me with love and compassion. Thank you so much for that. However, it seems that I only come to you when my heart is broken or when I don’t know how to cope with my secrets. Eightee...
Puberty brought with it a whole lot of different emotions and experiences. As for most people, my puberty years were confusing. Everything got exaggerated; feelings, depression, anxiety, and loneliness to mention a few. I spent most of the time by myself. I also spent extra time ...
These are complicated questions for me, and they have complicated answers. When I first realized I needed to transition, I could have pinpointed specific days or times to answer either of those questions. However, my perspective on my past has changed quite a bit in the past few ...
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