A Review of a Transgender Book.

Transgressive: A Trans Woman on Gender, Feminism, and Politics by Rachel Anne Williams. [This review was originally going to appear on goodreads. but it exceeds the character limit, and I don’t feel like editing it down. So I am posting it here on my blog, which I had thought of doing anyway because of nature […]

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I am Now Female

I am now a female. Well, according to the state of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration. Yesterday (6/29/20) I had my gender marker changed on my state ID card. Actually the ID says Sex: “F.” The process was like easy breezy. You need no medical certificate to make the change. Just declare your new gender. I […]

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An OMG Times Infinity

That is oh my goodness. I made a phone call to a transgender surgery center today after finding out the closest surgeon doesn’t except my insurance. They only work with my secondary, and they won’t accept it the because of the primary, something about state rules. Initially, I was devastated. Every other emotion was just […]

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I Became Stephie

Wasn’t I her along. Deep deep inside it may have been, but I was not aware of it. My memories are so fuzzy growing up it is hard to recall my gender feelings. Some gurls know from very early on. Some have memories of dressing in gurly clothes as a kid. Well I don’t and […]

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It’s a Name Thing – 2

Here I am again complaining about my name usage. I first wrote about issues connected with my name back last October in It’s a Name Thing. Back, then not a lot of people knew I was Stephie instead of my birth name (which I am now not using even to refer to me at all do […]

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Gulp

Earlier this evening I took my first doses of estradiol and spironolactone (spiro for short).   Today instead of an office visit with my endocrinologist I did a tele-visit because of the situation and safety precautions being taken by health care professionals due to the Coronavirus. First the medical assistant came on and ask if […]

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It’s Me

I have been thinking of late about how much more I feel like myself (some would say “true” self) since I began my transitioning to live my life as a woman. It is still surprising to me how much progress I continue make in my transitioning (My Amazing Progress as of 2/16/20). I have started […]

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Coming Out to My Property Manager

Okay, I have been meaning to do this for months—telling my property manager I am a transgender woman. I live in a housing program for people with mental health issues. They have properties that they rent out rooms in the houses, townhomes, or condominiums to people who are diagnosed with a mental illness (mine is […]

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It’s a Voice Thing

“The voice.” Not the TV singing talent show, but an early episode of Doc Martin, where Doc Martin calls a patient’s possible throat cancer case “the voice.” The patient was a singer composer. I don’t and can’t sing, but my voice has become just as important to me as a singer’s would be to them. […]

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