Embracing Uncertainty

A phase – a temporary process of discovery – can be a liberating period of one’s life and lead to genuine growth.  By honoring “phases”, we allow children a safe space to change their mind or change their identity without backlash, repercussion or the infamous, “I told you so!”.  Dismissal of phases invalidates one’s abilityContinue reading “Embracing Uncertainty”

How to be More Gender-Inclusive

Tips for Using Gender Neutral Pronouns You cannot know someone’s gender just by looking at them. Gender is a societal construct.   Gender stereotypes also have been created by society as a way to make sense of and categorize the world around us.  Somewhere along the way in society, it was decided what defines “man”Continue reading “How to be More Gender-Inclusive”

Questioning Gender? Start Here!

Debunking Common Myths about Gender, HRT, and Transition There is no right or wrong way to be trans.  Just because you are not cisgender, does not mean you have to adopt any particular definition of being transgender. Trans people can live happy and fulfilling lives, find partners and be in healthy relationships.  Trans people areContinue reading “Questioning Gender? Start Here!”

Gender Affirming Support Saves Lives

Avoiding Regret from the Perspective of a Trans Man Do you ever worry about regret? My Nana is almost 101 years old.  She has been in home hospice for almost two years and most of the time, she no longer recognizes her own children.  Her eyes look without seeing; her mouth moves without speaking; andContinue reading “Gender Affirming Support Saves Lives”

Positive Perspective for Parents of Transgender Children

“I don’t want my child to be transgender because I don’t want them to have a difficult life.”  This is one of the most frequent things I hear parents say once they realize their child is transgender.  Parents grieve “the good life” for their child, assuming that trans people all live hard, sad lives ofContinue reading “Positive Perspective for Parents of Transgender Children”