Monthly Archives: July 2013

Issues transgender individuals face in the workplace

Here’s a piece I wrote for my company’s LGBT newsletter. They wanted something outlining some of the struggles trans people deal with at work. Here’s what I came up with:

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 97% of transgender workers in the US report feeling harassed or discriminated against on the job. 26% of […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

We’re all always changing

“I’m me. I’m the same person you always knew. Nothing about that is changing.”

Around the time I came out to myself, my partner, my family and friends as being transgender; I remember repeating those words over and over. Not only did I need to convince then, but I had to convince myself, as […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who do I need to screw around here to get called the right name?

I get my hormones filled at one pharmacy, my other medications (antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills) filled at another. The pharmacy where I get my anxiety and depression related meds (CVS) is substantially closer to home. The one with the hormones is quite a distance. I’ve kept these split between the two pharmacies for a couple reasons, […]

By |July 16th, 2013|Personal|2 Comments

Thought Catalog: What It’s Like To Come Out As Transgender At Work

Thought Catalog: What It’s Like To Come Out As Transgender At Work

Thought Catalog published an article of mine, titled “What It’s Like to Come Out as Transgender at Work.” Several of the themes within the piece are repeated elsewhere in my blog, […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How Not to Make Friends and Influence People

I am not exaggerating when I say that I didn’t have any friends growing up.

The vast majority of my grade school classmates lived in one of a few subdivisions in town, close enough for them all to walk to and from each others’ houses. I, however, lived 7 miles outside of town, which meant that […]

By |July 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Vacation, bathing suit, anxiety

I traveled to Michigan this past weekend with my girlfriend and one of our other friends. We stayed at our friend’s family’s lakeside cottage. We had a lot of fun. I wore a bathing suit (top) in public for the first time ever. That was… that was an intense feeling. There were certain very familiar […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Personal|1 Comment