Tag Archives: Identity

Of Tokenism

I’m not even half-way into this program and there’s already talk of bringing me back next year as a TA. I suppose I should be flattered, but really, given the circumstances, I feel awkward more than anything else. You see, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Canadian Identity

If you were to ask an English-Speaking Canadian what his nationality was at any point prior to the First World War, the overwhelming likelihood is that he would tell you that he was British. This is hardly surprising; for all … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Subject A

It has now been almost eight months since I came out, and if there is one thing that has surprised me about the reaction amongst my friends, it is how little of a reaction there has actually been. I guess … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Jaime (Part 5): Crossdressing

I first tried cross-dressing about a week after my eleventh birthday. I can’t recall precisely what motivated it: probably my growing fixation on the physical manifestations of femininity, though some of it was a form of private rebellion. I recall … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Jaime (Part 4): Demographics and Biology.

Due to a demographic anomaly, after Grade Three there were only five girls (not including myself) in my elementary school class (which numbered, in total, between twenty-five and thirty students through to the end of my time in elementary school). … Continue reading

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How Many Times Must I Justify Myself?

My father has been in town for the past week or so; he was here primarily to play in a chess tournament so I have seen depressingly little of him, but it is the nevertheless the first time that we … Continue reading

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The Problem With Gender Neutrality

While I am, for all intents and purposes, an “Out” transsexual woman, there are certain occasions upon which I take care to, if not hide my status, then at least downplay it. As I have touched-on before, I am not … Continue reading

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