Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’m Lost

There’s a scene in Lilo & Stitch (the saddest Disney movie ever made, by the way) where Lilo (a girl living with her older sister) is reading Stitch (an alien who crash landed on Earth) The Ugly Duckling. There’s a page in the book that shows the duckling, all alone, away from his family. “I’m lost!” he cries […]

By |November 15th, 2013|Personal|6 Comments

The Real Leader Of The Trolling Revolution

By |November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

I recently read about Alissah Brooks, a transgender woman from Atlanta, Georgia, and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. For those who haven’t yet read this story, after attending a GLAAD event in Atlanta, Brooks and a few friends stopped at […]

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

Working on self confidence in regards to my appearance

Even still, I feel like an imposter. I’ve been out to everyone in my life, work and personal/social, since March. Still, I often feel like I shouldn’t be me when in public. Shame and a lifetime of hiding leads me to doubt myself more than may be healthy.

I don’t typically wear clothes that are too […]

By |November 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

A bit of a rambling tangent on “what it’s like to be a man”

I really don’t know what it is to “be a guy.” Sure, I lived as one for the majority of my life, but when people ask what it’s like to be able to “see both sides,” I don’t really have an answer. I could very easily give you a comparison of what it’s like to […]

By |November 11th, 2013|Personal|0 Comments

What Panic Attacks Teach You About Life

By |November 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What Marriage Equality in Illinois Means to Transgender Individuals

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By |November 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Credit Where Credit is Due: ENDA Edition

With ENDA clearing the 60 vote threshold to pass out of the Senate, sending it to the House (where it likely won’t even be brought up for a vote), I wanted to use this opportunity to highlight one of the most powerful things said during the last time this bill was […]

By |November 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Panic Attack

I’m in my bed. I feel cold, panicky. The thought of getting up to make dinner is too much to entertain at the moment. I feel like my lungs are shutting down, like my heart will fail. It feels like I’m going to die.

I don’t want to die, and I’m sure that eventually, no matter […]

By |November 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Executive at Conservative Media Watchdog Group Accuses Me of Bias for Not Outing Myself as Transgender

Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group (think of them as a bizarro world version of Media Matters), accused me of being unethical in my reporting for Rolling Stone. According to their website, Media Research Center’s “sole mission is to expose and […]

By |November 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|11 Comments