Monthly Archives: August 2013

Curse or a Gift?

Once again, @ZJemptv nails it. There were a lot of times in my life that I thought of being trans as […]

By |August 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I got doxed

I recently learned a new word: “doxing” (or “doxxing”)

What is doxing? According to Urban Dictionary, it’s…

…a technique of tracing someone or gather information about an individual using sources on the internet. Its name is derived from “Documents” or “Docx”. Doxing method is based purely on the ability of the hacker to […]

By |August 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|5 Comments

California’s School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Save Lives

Apparently, what used to be called, "providing basic human decency," is now, "political correctness run amok!" Apparently, it's more important to indulge ridiculous hypotheticals like, "what if a boy just says he's a girl one day so he can go in the girl's bathroom?!"

By |August 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From a blog post dated 11/25/2005

November 25, 2005

I need a change of pace.  I’m moving from Decatur.  At this point, I truly feel that I don’t have a home.  No matter where i’m residing, it’s not a home.  A home is somewhere that feels right.  A home is where you can be surrounded by people that care about you.  Where […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Don’t Read the Comments: Why I can’t stop reading the comments

Why do I bother reading the comments? Seriously. Why? Why can’t I read an article, absorb its contents, and exit the page without seeing what the rest of the world thinks?

This is an addiction I’m struggling to break. I’m not alone, either. A Google search for the phrase “don’t read the comments” brings back […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Personal|6 Comments

“Allllllllllll righty-then!” (TW: transphobia, transphobic content)

In a recent post of mine on Thought Catalog, I gave a brief list of examples of transphobia in mainstream media. After further thought, I realized that I failed to mention two examples of transphobia in the media that planted seeds of self-doubt just strong enough to delay my transition.

In 1994, a movie […]

By |August 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

An Open Letter to Don Ennis

Dear Don,

Earlier today, I read an article on New York Magazine’s website titled, “Transgender Newsman Don Ennis Has Second Thoughts After ‘Amnesia’”.

In May, you came out publicly as transgender, writing, “This is not a game of dress-up, or make-believe…It is my affirmation of who I now am and what I must do […]

By |August 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|7 Comments

It doesn’t get better

As a transgender woman, I have to deal with glaring instances of transphobia on a near daily basis. “Oh, what’s that? A joke on a popular network TV show where they laugh about a ‘dude in a dress’ or react in absolute disgust thinking about ‘accidentally’ being attracted to a ‘tranny’ (see: How […]

By |August 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments