Category Archives: Gender

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Accounting for: June

In June, our (grown-up) kid from Toronto came for a visit. Since it’s only an annual event, I took time off work and made a proper vacation of it. We made a plan to get everything done: Visit with extended

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls. Where

Ghosts of Hallowe’en Past

One of the roots of Hallowe’en is All Souls/All Saints, the night when spirits can pass through easily from one side to the other. I love the imagery of the Day of the Dead, with its marigolds and sugar skulls. Where

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

Showing Some Skin

I am a modest person and I spend a lot of time covered up. I don’t go to the beach. I don’t lounge by the pool. I don’t go to the gym. I have no physical features I really want to

Showing Some Skin

I am a modest person and I spend a lot of time covered up. I don’t go to the beach. I don’t lounge by the pool. I don’t go to the gym. I have no physical features I really want to

The Male Gaze

When I was a teen, I was flattered by male attention. Whenever I went out in public, I wanted all eyes on me, and I hoped to “meet boys.” I liked getting looks and comments, whether appreciative or sexual. They

The Male Gaze

When I was a teen, I was flattered by male attention. Whenever I went out in public, I wanted all eyes on me, and I hoped to “meet boys.” I liked getting looks and comments, whether appreciative or sexual. They

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes