March is a month when I received a lot of invitations to different institutions to share personal transgender stories. To students, trans people are myths in which they are eager to know about their private lives, how they come out...
Salutations Ariscestocrats! It's been quite a while since I've over-shared hasn't it? Well let's jump right into the details then, shall we? Today's subject is as the title reads; Sex Dreams. Why do we have them? What do they mean?...
It is accepted wisdom in our culture that home is where the heart is and that our primary caregivers are supposed to love us unconditionally. Our childhood storybooks teach us that home is a place of shelter and safety, a...
Being trans, sadly I know that suicide is nothing new in our community.
Out of the hundreds of LGBT deaths each year, transgender teens are consistently the highest in number. These deaths always spark talks of “suicide prevention” or “depression,” but...
Happy Birthday, Candy Darling. Today you would've turned 70 years young. Not sure how you would've felt about that number. When you passed at age 29, the note* you left made it known that you never felt old age was...
They live in my chest
This list of souls
Book of taken life
Rib cage barred
Volume of Volumes
Hidden from view
The weight of them
Keeps me grounded
Aware of my mortality
Grateful for breath
in the form of acceptance
As long as I am
So too they will...
November 20th marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize and raise awareness around those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, while bringing attention to the continued violence the trans community faces . Founded in 1998 by...
Hello Ariscestocrats! I'm feeling generous right now, I'm ready to reveal some of my trade secrets in getting a date! I know what you're thinking, "I don't need any help, I'm just in a rut." Well, news flash boo, "rut"s...
Clinical depression is a very common experience for cis, trans, and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals alike in the United States. Trans and gender non-conforming people, however, seem to experience depression and suicidality at disproportionate rates. Although Time Magazine says we...