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Another Narrative

Increasing people are aware of transgender people. More parents are aware that one day their son may turn around and say “Actually, I’m a girl”. And that’s great. Most people are familiar with this narrative: Susan finally gets up the … Continue reading

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My Parents and My Dysphoria

This last year has been the first time that I’ve had so little contact with my parents. I’ve seen them quite a few times, we talk on the phone regularly, but prior to now they were a much more constant … Continue reading

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How terrible it is for our children to be like us

There’s a used book store not too far from where we live, a really amazing, huge one- and most of the children’s books are $1 each. We went the other day to check for school books, look for the series of parenting … Continue reading

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Dysphoria

My dysphoria has been all over the place since I got pregnant. It’s going to, though. Since the baby actually came, it’s got outright conflicting, though. On the one hand, I’m proud of the fact that I brought this little … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral isn’t necessarily ideal, but I don’t know what is

Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood- those are all highly gendered things to most people. I’ve been reading about it a lot, and it’s spoken of in highly gendered terms. Even people who are aware of trans people speak of birth with … Continue reading

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Queer Mother’s & Father’s Day

In addition to “What will they call you?”, I imagine that some people are wondering how we’re handling mother’s and father’s day. As I’ve mentioned, my partner and I are both transgender- and also both non-binary. There isn’t really a … Continue reading

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Things they don’t warn you about before top surgery: your chest getting engorged with milk when your baby cries, but not being able to get enough out to relieve the pain.

Ow. Of course, most people who talk about top surgery don’t talk about potential future pregnancy or lactating. I had a mastectomy, not keyhole, and I actually am producing a little bit of milk. Most people don’t know this is … Continue reading

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