Monthly Archives: October 2010

Revelations

I mentioned (I think) in my first post that I have not had the “typical” trans experience.  It caused me some grief (literally and figuratively) at the beginning of this process — that is, the process of coming out and … Continue reading

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The Phoenix, Tsarevitch Ivan and rebirth

The phoenix, or firebird, makes an appearance in the mythologies of many, many cultures.  The Russian firebird (zhar-ptitsa), the Chinese fenghuang (used to be feng and huang, but they were blended together), the Egyptian bennu, the roc (loosely connected in … Continue reading

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“Put your own shoulder to the wheel”

So I came out to my parents (for the second time – woot). That was interesting. One of Aesop’s (many) fables goes something like this: a merchant drives his cart into a pothole and the wheels get stuck in a … Continue reading

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Placebo Effect?

I’m semi-convinced that this is all in my head, but I’ve noticed a marked increase in my confidence in the last two weeks (the time since I finally admitted to myself that I am trans). It’s not across the board, … Continue reading

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From Beaumains to Gareth

There is a particular transgender trope in terms of early life experiences: Step 1) realize, very early on, that you are a man trapped in a woman’s body; Step 2) try to [insert male-specific experience], get in trouble for it, … Continue reading

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