Hit by “Trans-Friendly” Fire

When they interviewed me and my young trans daughter, both reporters seemed sympathetic to us and claimed to be trans-friendly.  So why did they turn around and write such transphobic articles?   I let a reporter from The Economist magazine interview this sassy 9-year-old trans little girl. The resulting article never mentioned her. Over the course…

Podcast: When it rains it pours

The past few months have been so horrible and so wonderful, and it never seemed to stop raining.  I’m not quite sure how I survived, but I didn’t want to forget any of it, so I recorded all of it, and made this podcast about it.  Thanks for listening.

Oh, for Pete’s sake!

Cancer?! Really?!?  Oh, for Pete’s sake! That’s what Mom probably said to the doctor who gave her the news  about the mass they found in her abdomen a week ago. Mom left the Catholic Church decades ago, but she still swears like a good little Catholic girl. “Fuck you, cancer,” was my response. “Why do you have…

What do I tell my daughter, Mr. President?

Dear President Trump, Last week your administration announced that it was withdrawing the guidelines that President Obama issued in support of transgender students in American public schools. You said preventing discrimination wasn’t really in your wheelhouse. You said the states should decide where all those trans kids should pee. As the mother of a young…