Category Archives: Gender

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

I Am My Body. I Am Not My Body.

Sometimes I feel like my body is me, and other times I feel like my body merely houses me. I know I am a biological entity, and my belief is that I don’t exist without a body. I need the

I Am My Body. I Am Not My Body.

Sometimes I feel like my body is me, and other times I feel like my body merely houses me. I know I am a biological entity, and my belief is that I don’t exist without a body. I need the

What I Liked About August

Lots to like and only a little not to – as usual! In brief, the not-so-good: My neighbour put up a chain link fence to keep her dogs in her yard. That’s OK – but then she moved out a

What I Liked About August

Lots to like and only a little not to – as usual! In brief, the not-so-good: My neighbour put up a chain link fence to keep her dogs in her yard. That’s OK – but then she moved out a

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than

Passing

I remember the first time I went to a bar, when I was 17 and the drinking age was 19. It was a big production. I dressed, made myself up and styled my hair differently. I was aware of how

Passing

I remember the first time I went to a bar, when I was 17 and the drinking age was 19. It was a big production. I dressed, made myself up and styled my hair differently. I was aware of how

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

Wearing Your Years

I had a Significant Birthday this month – you know which one! I decided to collect photos of famous women who wear their years beautifully. That is not to say that they look youthful, although some do.  But you can

Wearing Your Years

I had a Significant Birthday this month – you know which one! I decided to collect photos of famous women who wear their years beautifully. That is not to say that they look youthful, although some do.  But you can

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Gender Story

I am a woman who was raised as a girl. What could be more natural? Until I think about what a strange construct that is. I was born with certain visible body parts, and that determined how I was raised

My Gender Story

I am a woman who was raised as a girl. What could be more natural? Until I think about what a strange construct that is. I was born with certain visible body parts, and that determined how I was raised

Are You the Household Mastermind?

Since this is a blog mostly about Domestic Life, I would like to address all the Household Managers out there, or Household Masterminds, as I like to refer to us. There are six reasons why I have probably assumed this

Are You the Household Mastermind?

Since this is a blog mostly about Domestic Life, I would like to address all the Household Managers out there, or Household Masterminds, as I like to refer to us. There are six reasons why I have probably assumed this