I will start and say this was the third transversary I have celebrated. All of them at Bone Fish Grill. The first two were My One Year Mark of Transitioning Celebration and Stephie’s Two Year Birthday Celebration. One year of transitioning was the first. My two years as Stephie was the second, and perhaps the most important […]Read More My Transversary Celebration of One Year on HRT
Okay, what is what like? What is it like being a transgender woman? I am not talking about what’s it like to live as a woman who’s sex assigned at birth doesn’t match her gender identity, but that internal sense or feeling of my being a woman. It is possible that it is no different […]Read More What’s It Like?
And Her Mother Too. A little over a year ago during the holidays of 2019 I came out to my parents as a transgender woman. It was well received by my father. Although, he did point blank ask if I was on hormones, and what I was going to do about my hair. My mother […]Read More A Daughter and Her Father
I got the idea to write a post about saying “fuck” to passing from reading Rachel Ann Williams’ chapter: “Learning to say ‘fuck’ to passing” in her book Transgressive (for my review of this book see – A Review of a Transgender Book). As I now remember little about the specifics of this chapter or […]Read More Saying “Fuck” to Passing
After initiating a legal name change this summer I am legally Stephie Iris. I posted about what had transpired so far towards this destination in One More Step to My Legal Name Change. I left off there at the publication of the legal notice of the petition. Thursday I decided to check the progress of my […]Read More It’s Legal, Yay!
I recently received a free 3 month trial of Amazon Prime’s Kindle Unlimited when I purchase a new Kindle. Since, then (mid-September) I have read a number of transgender and gender diverse books.1 The quality and substance fell into a range of very good to horrendous. But, that is not the point of this post. […]Read More Don’t Define Me
[Note – So you might be better able to follow the flow of this post, it was written at different times in order of when they were written, so every thing in present terms. It made sense to me, so I wouldn’t need to go back and change tenses. I think it gives a better […]Read More Why is This Bothering Me So Much?
I have thought about writing a post of this nature for awhile, but recently I had an added incentive for wanting to write it. I had a telephone intake on 9/1/20 for bottom surgery. Initially the person conducting the intake, who is a transwoman herself, said having the surgery is not about if your trans […]Read More Gender Dysphoria vs. Body Dysphora
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Laura Erickson-Schroth, 2014 This book attempts to do for transgender and gender non-confirming persons (TGNC) what <Our Bodies, Ourselves</i> has done for women. It is fairly comprehensive in its treatment of trans* community† with over 600 pages of text, including a glossary. Each chapter is […]Read More Review of “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves”
In a way I feel privileged to be a transwoman because I am one of the few that gets to be on this amazing journey, but it certainly does not privilege me in society. In some societies in the past certain transwomen† were privileged. They held special spiritual positions in their societies. Today this is […]Read More I am Privileged