Home for a Rest

What does home mean to you? Is it the place where you're born? The place where you've lived the longest? Perhaps it's not even a physical place, and more like a person with whom you feel safe. I've been asking myself where is "home" for a very long time. I'm still asking, but at least... Continue Reading →

Trans in Quarantine

It's no secret that COVID-19 has changed everyone's lives.  What seems normal is being challenged on a regular basis.  No more hugging other people.  No more going out to restaurants.  No more in-person chorus rehearsals.  It feels a lot like stepping back inside the closet, and for many in the transgender/non-binary community, that's what has... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Old Friend

"Don't talk badly about (dead name.)  I really liked him a lot," one of my co-workers exclaimed to me recently.  It was weird hearing the name I was given at birth.  I've taken so many steps to remove myself from that identity.  In that moment, I also realized I need to take some time to... Continue Reading →

A Day Without Trans

The Trump Administration is reportedly considering a narrow legal definition of gender.  It was first reported in the New York Times over the weekend. According to the article, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is arguing for an "explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined 'on a biological basis that is clear,... Continue Reading →

Surviving Suicide

The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain have been a conversation starter for mental health and suicide all across the internet.  It's also been a trigger for me, who has seriously contemplated suicide several times.  Kate Spade brought happiness to millions with her designer bags.  Anthony Bourdain inspired many to... Continue Reading →

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