Tag Archives: identity

More on My New Trans Narrative

A follow on thought relate to my last post…. One of the most familiar trans narratives is that of the person who is born into the wrong body, or feels trapped in the wrong body.  That narrative has been repeated … Continue reading

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#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, 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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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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My Writing Weekend… the highs and the lows

My weekend away was such a mixed bag that I decided the Pizza Klatch style would work well here.  I’m going to check in with the highs and lows of the experience. First High:  getting away It felt wonderful and … 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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The Difficulty of Communicating Me

A conversation with my wife this morning, one in a series on gender identity and the binary, pointed a bright spotlight on an area of my personal identity journey my wife has serious issues with:  my male identity. OK, it’s … Continue reading

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Shout Outs for Genderqueer Blogs, Gender Odyssey Early Registration

I’d like to welcome Jake Jacobsen’s new blog, Genderqueer Pie Please, to the always-expanding family of Butch, Genderqueer, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans* masculine bloggers: Genderqueer isn’t a new movement, it isn’t even a movement, or new, it’s been around a long, long time, … Continue reading

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Looks

I was checking out at a local grocery store with my bag of salt & pepper chips when I got some very interesting looks from the cashier.  Twenty something and friendly, she looked at me for a long moment when … Continue reading

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