Tag Archives: Parents

Why I’m Worried About My Future

This evening, my mom and I were enjoying a car-ride through the city, when the subject turned (as it inevitably must and shall) to my employment; more particularly, to my present lack thereof. “When you go to this summer school … Continue reading

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Day of Reckoning

I am off now to finally defend my thesis. I would ask you to wish me good luck, but really, so long as I don’t have extraordinarily bad luck, I think I should be fine. “Return with your shield or … Continue reading

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Awkwardness

Three days into my glorious homecoming, and I must admit, things are getting strange. I was dysphoric this morning, so I doubled-down on the feminine gender presentation: to such an extent that my mother politely but firmly requested that I … Continue reading

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Prodigal Daughter

The truth is that I am much braver in my writing than I am in my living. For the next little while, however, I will need to be brave in my living as well, so I am going to write … Continue reading

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One Down, One To Go

I’m feeling quite elated at the moment; I seem to have successfully persuaded my mother (by means of that rather lengthy auto–biographical memoir I wrote last week) to accept the fact of my transgenderism. I had been dreading her phone … Continue reading

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Joining the Dark Side

You will all be delighted to learn that after a lengthy, frustrating procedure, I have finally managed to complete my master’s thesis calculation*. This, of course, is a momentous occasion insofar as I am concerned. There were times, honestly, when … Continue reading

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On Nomenclature

Some of you may recall that I haven’t been fully satisfied with my placeholder “girl” name since I came out a few months ago. Unfortunately, I’ve still yet to resolve this issue. Recently, however, I’ve read an interesting old post … Continue reading

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