Category Archives: Gender Stuff

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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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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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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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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Facial Hair Anxiety

I usually dress very androgynously. But, even then I make sure to shave my face before leaving the house. Yes. I still have to shave. I’ve done lots of laser and electrolysis. But, it’s not all gone yet. Today, my … Continue reading

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