Category Archives: gender non-conforming

#GOconf2013, My Personal Gender Odyssey

One difference for me between this year’s Gender Odyssey conference and last year’s was that I spent a lot less time this year telling the story of my trans narrative.  Part of that is due to the workshops I attended, … Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey Blog

Did I every tell y’all that I wrote a blog post for the Gender Odyssey blog?  Well, there’s the link in case I didn’t.  There are several great posts there to give you a feeling for some of what goes … Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey, Day 1

What a whirlwind!  Nick and I arrived at the Silver Cloud Hotel Thursday night (much later than anticipated because of dreadful traffic on I5) and went next door to The Garage for a meet and greet.  We met up with … Continue reading

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Gender Odyssey is Nigh!!

Tonight, Nick and I will be driving north to Seattle to attend Gender Odyssey.  I am super looking forward to it, have worked hard on  my workshops and am a mixture of eager and terrified about presenting my sessions. I’m … Continue reading

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Trans Pride is Coming to Seattle This Friday

This Friday, June 28th, there’s gonna be a big trans party in Seattle called Trans Pride.  From the website, Trans*Pride is a pride event organized by Gender Justice League in affiliation with Seattle Out & Proud and fiscally sponsored by Gay City Health Project. It … Continue reading

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The Eighth Grade Knight Stands Alone

When I was in eighth grade, I became a knight.  I learned how to battle evil princesses, cruel princes and dragons of many shapes and sizes.  I learned how to use the tools of battle, learned how to make armor … Continue reading

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Genderqueer Moments….

Yesterday, I caught a sideways glance of myself in a mirror and it was one of those cognitive dissonance moments.  What I saw was a dude with boobs… as if my head belonged to a guy and was put on someone else’s body. … Continue reading

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On Butch Identity, Masculinity and Being Intentional

mas·cu·lin·i·ty (msky-ln-t)  n. pl. mas·cu·lin·i·ties 1. The quality or condition of being masculine. 2. Something traditionally considered to be characteristic of a male. mas·cu·line (msky-ln)  adj. 1. Of or relating to men or boys; male. 2. Suggestive or characteristic of … Continue reading

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What Does Genderqueer Mean to You?

Do you identify as genderqueer?  What does that word mean to you?  Did you take it on for personal reasons, or is it a political statement against binary gender? I had the pleasure of drinking beers with a couple of … Continue reading

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Unsure

Another Buddy monologue, a bit from the novel-in-progress: I had become unsure of my place in the world.  Was I a woman who looked like a man and felt like one sometimes?  Was I a man trapped in a woman’s … Continue reading

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