Why the question mark? Because some people belief it is a cause for cissexism in our world, and promote the notion to get rid of it. Some seek to “blow” it away with gender bending expression. You will find some of them populating queer movement groups.1 I am not writing from this perspective. But, I […]
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In this post I am hoping to share some of my views on the usage of the word “transgender,” and the thorny issue of when it is appropriate to use. Granted, I have been influenced by others who post online in discussion forums, written articles and blog posts, and people in transgender support groups I […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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”
On Sunday (8/2) I went to a local Trans* support group for the first time via an internet connection (video group). When I started my voice feminization training at a local university, one of the first things suggested to me by the supervising speech pathologist was to go to a local support group. Previously, my […]
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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.
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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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
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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