Posts tagged Transgender
MY KIDS NEED YOUR KIDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUEERS…HERE’S WHY

MY NAME IS NICK. I’M THAT BIG SCARY TRANSGENDER PERSON YOU’VE BEEN TOLD TO FEAR.

I know people do indeed find me scary — because of the number of times I have had security called to remove me from a bathroom, and the birthday parties my kids don’t get invited to, and how the American government believes I’m a threat to their armed forces (even though an esitmated 15K + Transgender individuals are currently serving in the US), or even the fact that 17 Transwomen were murdered in America last year alone.

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AT ODDS WITH ME

My body and I have been at odds for as long as I can remember.

“At odds”. 

That’s a gentle way of putting it. 

As a kid I had chronic pain. And asthma. And this thing where I would wake up in the middle of the night throwing up only to have nothing wrong with me. In the 6th grade I had my legs put in 45 degree angle casts to “fix” my leg…

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A VERY FULL LIFE // ORIGIN STORY

"You've lived a very full life,"  he says to me, while looking down at my chart and simultaneously peering up over his glasses the way doctors do.  

"I'm very interested," he carries on.

I deflect the awkwardness of the fact that until the age of 31 I've lived my life as a woman by making a joke: "What, not all transmen have birthed 4 kids?"  

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