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

What Panic Attacks Teach You About Life


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

What Marriage Equality in Illinois Means to Transgender Individuals

PRE-JULY 1, 2014


POST-JULY 1, 2014


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

The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

My debut at Rolling Stone

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By |November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I Don’t Dress Up For Halloween


By |October 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Evil Transgender Scheme to Bring the Plot of ‘Ladybugs’ to Life

I do a lot of reading and writing about transgender-specific news. Progressive sites, Conservative outlets, pieces of legislation – I read it all. Why? Because if I’m to debunk so many of the half-truths, misconceptions and outright lies about transgender people, I need to know what these lies are.

It’s amazing how often I […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

“I’m Totally In Favor Of Gay Rights, But This Transgender Stuff Is Weird.”

By |October 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment