Category Archives: Hiding

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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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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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Going Back To the Old Neighborhood

It’s more than a little weird being back up in North Thornton. This was where I spent so many years in hiding. Now, I find myself back in familiar, yet unfamiliar surroundings that remind me where I was and how … Continue reading

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The Secret Handshake

 “You don’t know the secret Transsexual hand shake?” I was standing in a hotel room in Chicago with other transgender women getting ready to go out for the night. I was listening to my friend Kara talk to another one … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

I took a week off from blogging because of an incident I might talk about here in a couple of days. I just didn’t feel like writing. But, I wanted to write about my feelings about the end of Don’t … Continue reading

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