For those that stand by our sides

I spend a lot of time on this blog discussing issues and experiences that affect¬†me, as a transgender woman. It makes sense, of course – the old adage does tell us to “write what you know”. And, in this day and age especially, when prejudice is very much alive and well, I think speaking about Read more about For those that stand by our sides[…]

Happy straight-romance day

So I know that Valentine’s Day is a corporate, capitalist, money-making scam that seeks to exploit our vulnerabilities and weaknesses for commercial gain. I think by now that we all – or at least most of us – do. But, nonetheless, the phenomenon remains a significant entity within most of Western culture. I mean you Read more about Happy straight-romance day[…]

Remembrance, fear, and uncertainty

These past few weeks have been emotional for many of us. And I think for queer, and trans people, in particular. The outcome of the election in the United States, the terrifying spike in hate speech and hate crimes that it has precipitated, the how-can-it-even-be-real rise of the “alt-right”… and, just a few days ago, Read more about Remembrance, fear, and uncertainty[…]

On the importance of hashtags

You might not have noticed this about me, but I am a millennial. There’s no point even trying to deny it. If I don’t have a selfie, I wasn’t there. A cup of coffee doesn’t exist unless it’s on Instagram. If it doesn’t have a hashtag, it isn’t important, and if you decided to call Read more about On the importance of hashtags[…]

Queer Jew litany

I suppose I’m overdue for a long discussion on matters religious, especially considering how the Jewish high holy days are upon us. It’s a subject I’ve been avoiding, because oftentimes my own internal dialogue around these matters is far from clear – but, I think that over the past few weeks, I have managed to Read more about Queer Jew litany[…]

On the merits of stealth

It wasn’t easy to choose what to write about this week. As you may or may not know, the season of Jewish high holy days has begun – in fact, the celebration of the Jewish New Year ends shortly after this post is scheduled to go live. This, historically, has always been a reflective and Read more about On the merits of stealth[…]

No, I’m not going back to clinical practice, thank you for asking

I could probably end the post right here, because the title says it all. But that’d be a bit of a cop-out, I suppose. Anyway, I’ve always been one for doing things “the hard way”, so I’ll proceed now to bore you with all of the painful details. Why this post, and why now? Because Read more about No, I’m not going back to clinical practice, thank you for asking[…]

Core of conflict

Some days I can’t help but wonder, “Does it ever get any simpler?” Not all days. But some of them. The struggle is something that’s difficult to properly articulate – I suppose that’s always the case when you’re dealing with mixed feelings and not unequivocal ones, shades of gray rather than black or white, spectra Read more about Core of conflict[…]

The enemy within

I’m no stranger to transphobia. Or homophobia. Or queerphobia. I mean, you can call it what you will, but at the end of the day, there are a whole bunch of people out there who harbour prejudice towards other people, simply on the basis of those folks’ identities. As an activist – as a human Read more about The enemy within[…]

Hanging up some of my hang-ups

And another week has passed, for the stranger in a strange land. Life has been busy, chaotic, and taxing. But I survive, as I always do, one day at a time. There has been a lot of stress and anxiety – and that’s the sort of thing that scares me, because my dysphoria has been Read more about Hanging up some of my hang-ups[…]