On Being a Parent Without a Holiday

Happy, uh, Whatever You Are Day? Ah, springtime! Holidays, anniversaries, and all sorts of reasons for celebrations! Graduations. Weddings. Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. But No Day For Me And no day for thousands of other men and women like me. I am a Transwoman. I have two daughters and three grandsons. One of my grandsons … Read more

I’m Rightly Pissed Off

And here’s why: https://bit.ly/2S9lXwW Donald Trump, in his eternal ass-licking of the fascist Evangelical Christian movement, seeks to deny my existence. Not content with stripping minorities of their civil rights, he is now attempting to define me out of existence. What next? Is he going to round us up and put us in ghettoes, as … Read more

Confessions of a bold, shy, inactive activist

My life in three acts. Or maybe one. Or four. In a world where there are three kinds of people — those who understand math and those who don’t — I’m one who doesn’t. It has always been a foreign language to me, and at the ripe old age of 68 years, I still haven’t found the Rosetta Stone … Read more

Instead of suicide, I’m throwing myself a Pity Party

My baby girl is getting married today. For her and her beau, it’s a day of joy and celebration. It would be for me, too, except for the fact that I have been told I would not be welcome there. My future son-in-law’s parents are conservative and Christian. Rather than offend their sensibilities, since I … Read more