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?
Everyone got that. This is my response to being included in the phrase “you guys” or it’s use at all in mixed company. “Oh, don’t be so sensitive Stephie, it’s not meant to misgender anyone, it is just a common phrase you use to address a group.” Well, I will, hopefully, explain way I am […]Read More I am not a Guy
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
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
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
Okay, on one of the trans sites I belong to there was a poll asking if you woke up as the opposite sex would you love it or hate it? I vote yes to love it. I also commented that to have female primary sex parts without surgery would be good. After some more thought […]Read More Earning It
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 […]Read More A Review of a Transgender Book.
I belong to four groups that are socially stigmatized (or worse). That’s right I belong to four different groups that are thought less of as people in a good many of American minds. Throughout the world too, but some places are better than others, and I will not relate anything about other countries as I […]Read More 4 Strikes Against Me and Proud of It