Category Archives: Anxiety

Caitlyn Jenner

I’ve been meaning to write about the Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer ever since it first aired. I even watched it again to make sure I didn’t miss anything that I’d want to mention here when I did get around … Continue reading

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So Much Tail

A story was recently recounted to me. One I had forgotten. So, come along ladies, gentlemen and my gender fluid friends while I regale you with a story of denial and embarrasment. There are many characters. But really, there are … Continue reading

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Put Your Bra Back On and Turn and Cough

How did I end up sitting on an exam table talking to a complete stranger about breast health? Well, funny you should ask? You were asking, right? I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I first heard the news … Continue reading

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The Distraction Problem

When I’m down about my gender problem, a good friend suggests I distract myself with a project. The problem is that I’m down so much, that’s all I seem to be doing. Distracting myself with work I need to get … Continue reading

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New Hair Cut

It has been a couple of years since I had received my last hair cut. It was done by a very nice woman who has volunteered her time to provide hair cuts to transgender women. This time, I found another … Continue reading

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Hello, My Name Is

Things I expect when I introduce myself as Rebecca to a total stranger: 1. Laughter 2. “I’m sorry? I could have sworn you said Rebecca.” 3. Fist to face 4. Fist to stomach 5. “What the Fuck?!?” 6. “Hey Joe! … Continue reading

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Just Another Day (of Isolation)

Why didn’t I see this coming? Perhaps I didn’t want to see it. Perhaps I thought I was going to be able to fight it. Perhaps I thought today would be the day I would beat this wicked nemesis. I’m … Continue reading

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