Friday, December 28, 2007


Being who you are is more important than what others may think or say.
Be proud of who you are, and help someone else along the way.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Invite some to your home or visit someone who may be lonely or depressed. Bring joy into someone else's life.

Hospitality was one of the virtues my late mother possessed. If she knew someone who did not have any family nearby or lived alone, she would invite them over to her place. From what she told me, the person who comment to her days later that it was the best day they have in some time.
When I thought about this, I wonder how many trans people feel isolated, depressed, or lonely. Perhaps the holidays dredge up many sad memories of the past. I look at the holiday season as a time of reflection. It is a time to be thankful that God has let me see another year. It's a time to be thankful for the good things that has happened. Perhaps, we can share that goodness with someone who may feel that they aren't appreciated for who they are.
As we reflect on the season, let each one of us bring joy to someone who may need it. Invite them to dinner, give a small gift, and share what you have. To me bringing joy to another life is the best Christmas present I can give.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

I'm finished with classes for my last semester. I graduate in May with my Bachelor's degree in education. I will be tutoring adults in an adult education class while I study for the exam for certification. I will be moving onto to graduate school in the fall for my Master's degree in education.
Sometime in the future I will pursue a master's in Gender Studies. As a future educator, the needs of LGBT students will have to be addressed in our educational institutions. Teachers will need to know how to address and relate to students whose gender does not conform to the rigid binary that is enforced, directly and indirectly. I will have to take a more open stance on these matters because it affects many people. Fellow teachers, administrators, parents, and school districts will have to see that we are here to stay. LGBT students deserve the same opportunity and quality education as anyone else with out worrying about being bullied or harassed or ignored.
Sometimes a person may have to go against the grain of conventional thought. I have in an indirect and quiet way. I know that some day I will have to do this in the public sector and I am willing to do it. Doing what is right is more important to me than what is convenient or the'norm'. History reflects this over and over. I am long past the point of what the greater society thinks about me and my gender expression.

Friday, December 07, 2007


Being a faithful friend is more valuable than silver and gold.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Another year is almost over. As I reminisce, there have beeen many changes in my life. The changes have been so subtle that I don't even notice it. Each time I attend a trans events it reveals to me that I am a different than I was a few months earlier.
The fact that I'm not afraid was evident when I started dressing. When I threw caution to the wind, it was I saying to the world, "This is me!" I am content being transgender and transvestite and don't feel any shame or guilt about it. My desire for my trans brothers and trans sisters is to see them overcome all the shame others have fostered on us because of our identity. Nobody should be made to feel ashamed of who they are.
One other fact is that I want to share my story with others. We need to tell our own stories and let people know that we are productive, loving, and caring people. One positive sign is the openness among young about LGBT issues. So day I would love to speak to a group of people and share why I am who I am.