One of the things that I'm a bit in awe of are the folks on Twitter who continually advocate for trans lives. Often, it's trans people themselves, but there are allies as well. I saw this tweet today - and it struck me. Toni makes a great point here of showing, in a few phrases,…Read more Denial
This post may seem a little self-serving, but I'm still thinking about how digital culture has changed, and is changing, how transgender people connect. A few days ago (for the first time) I was tagged in a twitter post connecting me to a younger trans man who was bewailing the lack of elders from other…Read more Generational Contact
I'm working on my Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. The class I'm taking this semester is Digital Cultures. As part of my class work, I will be blogging for the rest of the semester about a particular subset of Digital Culture; Transgender people. I've seen a lot of change in how transgender people…Read more Digital Cultures – Transgender Lives and Valentine’s Day
I love Rocketman, the biopic-musical mashup that chronicles the early life and career of Elton John. I grew up with his music; it was all around in my childhood. I remember watching Elton on the Muppet Show. I liked his music; and there were certain songs of his that were favorites, but very little shook…Read more A new addition to my favorite movies…
I have been swamped with my job for the last several weeks. While I was out on a work trip, I received a text from my friend Sister Luisa, exhorting me to read my email and respond as quickly as I could. I was in the middle of things, and filed it away to do…Read more The Catholic Hierarchy and the Lost Trans Sheep
A snippet of a real conversation at the Fox a couple of years ago. Setting: The line for the men's bathroom at a concert intermission. The Fox is an older theatre and the bathrooms aren't large - the lines were hanging out of both bathrooms. A gentleman is looking for the food line. The concessions…Read more A Funny Thing Happened at the Fox….
After this semester, I'll be halfway through my Master's degree program. That's not saying much, as I'm taking one class at a time - so I've already been at this for three school years...three to go. But, I'm not in a rush. I am exhausted this semester already, though, and I have to admit part…Read more Halfway…