Tag Archives: Identity

Because Sometimes, It’s Important to Just Take A Moment To Sit Back and Think About Such Things

As I sit here writing this, there are mainstream political parties in advanced, first-world democracies who openly view my fundamental Human rights as being negotiable. There are entire mainstream religious groups who believe it is my richly-deserved fate to spend … Continue reading

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More Gendering Issues

I’m starting to wish that I could change my gender around entirely depending upon my mood. For the first few weeks after coming out, I was overcome by a sort of “gender euphoria;” at last, I had thought, I would … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Here’s the problem: I like my birth name. It’s very stately, very elegant, and suits my personality so well that it can virtually be used as an adjective describing the way that I behave. If it were a gender-neutral name … Continue reading

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Me and My Parents, Round 2: This Went Less Well

I do hate to keep boring you guys with the sordid fallout from my coming-out a few days ago, but it seems that my parents are taking it somewhat less well than I initially suspected. As it turns out, they … Continue reading

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That Was Easy

Last night, I had my much-feared talk with my parents. I was, honestly, expecting three hours of pained shouting, repetition of the same points over and over again, and having one or both sides break down in tears. It turned … Continue reading

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The Cinderella Factor

Several persons of greater experience than I have informed me that I am presently in the most difficult part of my transition. This phase is difficult in that I am now ready, willing and eager to live as a woman, … Continue reading

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Bombs Away

A letter to my parents explaining my situation is now en route to my home town. I would repost the text of it here, but (a) it’s private, and (b) I wrote it out by hand, so it’s not on … Continue reading

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