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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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You Wake Up In Jakarta

When I told people where I was moving, the most common reaction was “I’m sorry. Did you say Jakarta? As in Indonesia?” Then they would sound out Indonesia phonetically like they were teaching the word to a four year old. … Continue reading

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Would You?

A couple years ago, I read something either on a trans friend’s blog or on a message board. I don’t recall. But, for some reason the content of that post stuck with me. I didn’t think it had up until … Continue reading

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A Quote

I’ve been living with this quote for the last couple of months. “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.” ~ Ann Lamott  

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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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I’m Not Leslie

Early in the 1980’s, a family member died. I was just a kid. I don’t remember ever meeting him. I don’t remember anything about him. In fact, I’m not entirely sure what he looked like. And I’m kind of the … Continue reading

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