I’ve learned that many people aren’t aware of the unique challenges and experiences that trans people face when making our way through TSA screening. If you’re cisgender and think that TSA screening is a pain, just wait!
June 28, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Stonewall riots in New York City. These riots are considered by some to be the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The first anniversary of the riots in 1970 was honored by the Christopher Street March, which has evolved over time into... Continue Reading →
I'm a woman who is a father. I'm a woman who is a husband. These are not things people are accustomed to dealing with.
First of all, let's get one thing straight. I am a woman. I was born with a penis, my body followed the typical development for male bodies, and more than likely, I have XY chromosomes. But I am a woman, and I always have been.
When I responded to the New York Times op-ed piece "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy", I was about 6 weeks away from having my own vaginoplasty. I'm now about 12 weeks post-op, and I have a different perspective now that I'm on the other side of surgery.
While I still have a long ways to go, to me it feels like I'm closer to my destination than I am to where I started.
The weeks following my first post-op visit started slowly, with me only able to move around within the apartment at first, then small trips to the grocery or pharmacy.
I'll be getting a bit more graphic in this post, discussing some of the more, er, bloody details. If you don't like blood and other by-products of surgery, you might want to skip this post.