I am a woman. I was born of a woman, as a girl, even if no one was aware of that fact at the time. Like every other girl in history or herstory who has ever lived to become a woman, I have had to learn to become a woman. The only difference between you […]

Al-Baqara 2:8-12

And there are some people who say: We believe in Allah and the last day; and they are not at all believers. They desire to deceive Allah and those who believe, and they deceive only themselves and they do not perceive. There is a disease in their hearts, so Allah added to their disease and […]

A Brief Bit of History on the Progress of LGBT People in Usamerica

(originally published on my Tumblr, 19 January 2011) During a recent discussion of the proposed changes to the DSM-5, some points were made about the positions of homosexual (presumably meaning cisgender homosexual) people, relative to the positions of transgender/transsexual people in our society, and the circumstances that led to the removal of homosexuality as a […]

Flushing the Potty Panic

(originally published at Transadvocate on 21 June 2011) In 1975, a very curious thing happened in an area of the country where one might not expect such a curious event to take place. The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, became the first jurisdiction in history of the United States of America to pass an ordinance guaranteeing […]

Dispatches From the Umbrella Wars

(republished from my Facebook Notes) 18 June 2011 It would seem that the main battles of The Umbrella Wars, the pet name I have for the arguments over whether or not trans people should remain under the so-called “Transgender Umbrella”, whether or not certain members of our community are legitimately transsexual people or are just […]


One of the wonderful things about being transsexual (and there are so few of them, really, that’s its nice to discover these), is that it often can present the possibility of being able to choose a new name, or even several of them. I know that some people may feel as if names can only […]

My Life In Queer Thought

Allora… A little over two and a half years ago, I began blogging to help me process my thoughts about being a transsexual person. My first efforts made their debut at my former Blogger site, Boy Goggles, but that was fairly short-lived, as in my early days of transition, I hadn’t yet wrapped my mind […]