May 3, 2017

I wasn’t intending on spreading my hairy, fabulous, cross-dressing ass all across the internet. I simply saw a lot of toxic transphobia on my social media feeds, and I wanted an effective way to get rid of it without merely unfriending people. Read more

April 27, 2017

But the thing that really floored me was the number of people I had never met who approached me to tell me how much they appreciated my contributions to The Gaytheist Manifesto. These people went out of their way to make me aware of their gratitude for things I’d said or done that I’d convinced myself weren’t good enough. And I had to sit with the knowledge that despite what my mind wants me to think about my worth, I really meant something to them. ReAsonCon was the first time I was able to internalize that. Read more

March 31, 2017

I understand the impulse to defend yourself against criticism you feel is unwarranted. But if you aren’t going to listen to the concerns of the group that you claim to be an ally of and allow yourself to be open to constructive critique, you should think long and hard before you use that term to describe yourself again. Read more

March 4, 2017

…unless you can “pass”. Yes this is a conversation in regards to where an unprotected minority is legally allowed to “take care of business”. The Gaytheist Manifesto is also a podcast, in case you didn’t know, and something that was brought up on a recent episode struck a chord in me. If you wanna listen, it’s Episode #104 Transmasculine Discussion, but don’t forget to come back and keep reading! It is also inspired by discussions I’ve been a part of on… Read more

February 23, 2017

Sex can be weird. Our culture hands us a seemingly non stop barrage of toxic ideas about sex and sexuality. Even the most vanilla, heterosexual sex between cisgender partners has a stimga that never seems to go away. For members of the transgender community, this stigma gets heaped on top of the shame we’re taught to feel about our bodies and the ways sex feels natural to us. In this week’s episode of The Gaytheist Manifesto, we explore the experience… Read more

February 17, 2017

I’ve seen several friends and acquaintances cite Dr. Frances’ letter to back up their belief that Trump is not ill, but simply malevolent. As a person with higher education in psychology, I take exception with some of the claims and assertions that Dr. Frances employs to reach this conclusion. Read more

February 13, 2017

Keeping informed and engaged doesn’t have to lead to being overcome by fear, sadness and uncertainty. Here are a few tips to help you find safety, even in those times when you choose to fully engage with this dangerous world. Read more

February 9, 2017

On February 1st of 2016, I wrote a blog. It was actually intended to be turned into a spoken word piece, but that never came about. The blog I wrote was entitled, “The Inspiring Expanse”. It is was an artistic piece blending in the realities of the universe as discovered by science with general thoughts of spirituality and such. Looking back now, I can remember what I was going through. I was about to hit the climax of my intense reading… Read more

February 2, 2017

We do this as much for ourselves as we do for others. As activists, burnout is a constant threat. Sometimes it’s a difficult thing to center your needs above the needs of the cause. While I’m not necessarily arguing that you forget the cause and put yourself first, I think it’s fair to encourage you to rate yourself somewhere near the top of your own priorities list. Read more

January 30, 2017

I have been going out dressed in mostly what would traditionally be labeled female clothing for a couple months now. I feel most myself when I’m wearing some leggings, a cute long shirt or top, and some super cute shoes. Add some jewelry, a multitude of makeup products, and a couple different hair products and I’m ready for a night out on the town or a day out shopping with a friend. Within the last couple of months, it’s really… Read more

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