Wow, that really didn’t make sense to me for the longest time. Either it was a technical subject I know, in which case I claim my ground to the extent I have expertise, or it’s some other sphere and it was a foreign concept in many ways. A foreign language. When it comes to being…… Continue reading Being Self Confident
When Pakistan passes a transgender right’s bill and the United States president is doing his best to role back what few federal protections were passed under president Obama, there’s something drastically wrong. It is literally, not figuratively now the case that a transgender person would have more protected rights in Pakistan than in much of…… Continue reading What’s wrong with the US?
You need to follow the standards of care set out by WPATH. You will have to be living full time for a minimum of a year and on HRT for at least a year if there is no medical reason not to. You will need recommendation letters from a therapist or psychologist plus a medical…… Continue reading Advice on obtaining GCS
For many years before I came out I not only knew I was transgender but was having some real degree of struggle with it. Over the years I found various coping mechanisms. Early, when I was twenty one I took dance classes in ballet. They allowed that feminine side of me an expression. I wasn’t…… Continue reading How I Waited to Transition
Ten years ago if you told me I’d believe in a cause and be wearing rubber from my sneakers going door to door promoting it I would have said you were crazy. It wasn’t so much that I believed in nothing, it was more a lack of energy combined with a feeling of what can…… Continue reading Working for a Cause
I’d like to starts with the hard stuff so I leave you with some more positive messages. As these years have gone by it has become more and more apparent how deep my losses have been. Not everyone’s go this deep and some go deeper. I’ve seen outright rejection, usually in a non-confrontational way. I’ve…… Continue reading Reflections on four years full time
The original version of this was written for Quora, this is expanded and somewhat rewritten. Once you’ve transitioned and pass well much of these issues go away but for awhile people you interact with will know you’re transgender and that will be everyone for some period of time. They fall into several categories and almost…… Continue reading What’s so bad about being transgender