It’s funny you should ask that, because my first reaction to the headline was rolling my eyes and thinking “oh boy, I can’t wait to read the insincerely excessive flattery about how beautiful she is.” Because that’s what every article about a trans woman eventually devolves into. And while I appreciate the sentiment… » 4/16/15 12:36pm 4/16/15 12:36pm

In this thread: a bunch of cis women project their feelings onto and justify pretty heinous behavior because deep down, they know they'd probably act just as shitty. After all, who WOULDN'T act like kind of a dick if they found out their big strong manly man was one of them weird faggoty transgenders? » 3/09/15 7:27pm 3/09/15 7:27pm

Having lived through the change myself, the difference between having T in your body and having E in your body is night and day. I have lost at least 40% of my raw strength, and my endurance has diminished as well... not only can I not go as hard, I can't do it for nearly as long either. And as a dude I was athletic… » 1/26/15 1:55am 1/26/15 1:55am

I guess I'm just not excited about this show because it relies on the same premise as many other trans-related media that essentially turns us into "others." It focuses on the transition, the "becoming a woman" part of the journey that showcases Maura's inexperience with being a woman. And while that certainly is a… » 10/03/14 1:21pm 10/03/14 1:21pm

Wait... why is it that when we're talking about keeping trans women out of women's sports that the physical differences between men and women are a "simple biological reality" and people like me just need to get over it, but then when it comes to cis women being told that they might not be able to do something and… » 9/30/14 3:52pm 9/30/14 3:52pm

Actually, this is something I struggle with a lot as a trans woman, especially when I read stories about little girls doing something physically demanding. When it comes to the usual feats of badassery that cis women get applauded for, any kind of excelling I do is relegated to A) unfair physical advantages or B)… » 9/19/14 4:32pm 9/19/14 4:32pm

Back in the early days of my transition, I used to fly to Texas every 6 weeks for electrolysis to get rid of my facial hair (there's a place in Dallas that specializes in hair removal for trans women). The only problem is, electrolysis requires visible growth in order for the tech to be able to see and zap the hair. » 8/29/14 4:49pm 8/29/14 4:49pm

This is why I hate Tumblr and the muddying of definitions from white teenage suburbanites with way too much time on their hands. If you are a person who was assigned male at birth and identify as a woman, but have no absolutely no problem with your male body and society identifying and treating you as a man, then… » 8/05/14 12:22pm 8/05/14 12:22pm

Pretty much all the sex I've ever had, because it all happened pre-transition. I was a dude in a hetero relationship, so you can imagine what that entailed from my end. And every single time I had sex with her, the whole time I was just fantasizing about the roles being completely reversed. » 7/25/14 4:30pm 7/25/14 4:30pm