Tag Archives: Self acceptance

High Road

Can’t say there’s a reason I’d abandoned Sams Space. Possibly because I’d stepped away from me for a while. Ironic, since I returned to cognitive therapy sessions as a precursor to hormone therapy, as requested by my provider of T. … Continue reading

Posted in CBT, Celebration, Community, Dignity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lesbian, Mental health, Pride, Testosterone | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Weathering the Front

Winds whipped. Gusts beyond 60 miles per hour. Trees– tall, majestic– ripped like carrots from a backyard garden. Frozen tundra came to mind. Spaghetti-strewn wires adorned darkened, bare streets. Teeth chattered. Windows rattled. Ordinarily I’d sleep through it all. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Community, Connection, FTM, Hope, Hope, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mental health, Progression, Reality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Color Blind

When prompted to write about my favorite color and why I chose that particular color, my inclination was to write about more than one. Not because I was being feisty. To me, there isn’t just one. Like me, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Hope, Hormone Replacement Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

It Snowed.

Leave it to millions that will chronicle Jonas’ impact… For the past nine months I’ve been focused, in not so much a conscious way, yet not super subconscious either, on my physical self. Take my wrinkles, for example. Many times … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Celebration, Dignity, Gratititude, Hope, Mental health, Pride, Progression, Reality | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Trans or Bi Gender

Not certain whether folks will care that I don’t want to be ‘fully’ male. The word bi freaks people out. Or the use of it. Remember the time  I attempted to fit into the lesbian community as bisexual in the … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood sexual abuse, Connection, FTM, Hope, Mental health, Sex | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Transgender: A Timely Topic

As the New Year begins, I find myself yearning to write. To gather thoughts, ideas, facts and revelations; to jot them down in any form imaginable. Mostly, I write my blog following a meeting of the trans masculine group I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Connection, Friendship, FTM, Hope, New Year, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing/Groups | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Self Progression

Last evening I watched Janet Mock on OWN T.V. She tells where she came from and embracing her ‘otherness’as a trans women/person in this challenging environment for transgender people everywhere. Janet shared her progression from her roots in Hawaii where … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friendship, FTM, Mental health, Progression, PTSD, Trans Identity, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Living Authentically

Without question, I could overuse the word ‘connection.’ It sounds nice as it escapes my lips.  It’s a feeling, not in the mind, but gut. My brain is mobbed with thoughts. None intrusive. Bonding thoughts. Like the way glue affixes to … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Connection, Family, Friendship, FTM, Hope | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Feeling Honored

Finally, I am getting over myself. So many strands of my personality creep in and I become annoying at best, and at its ultimate worst, stifling. My nearly non-existent self esteem causes me to judge, ridicule and throw away my … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Connection, Family, Friendship, FTM, Hope, Trans group | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Impostor or Mentally Ill?

My friend, R, was talking about her daughter taking her SAT’s. She got the results recently and has chosen a fine school. Yesterday, went and got my haircut with my favorite stylist, K, and was jabbering away as I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Hope, Mental illness, Reality | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments