A New Page
Property of Dad Just a couple of weeks after the 2014 Christmas/New Year’s holidays and I’m back in the rat race: work, home, eat, sleep and repeat. I schlep into the bedroom, kick off my heels, remove my necklace and earrings and place them where I always do. The picture above is the image I see. There sits one of the ever-present reminders of what was, and the journey to get to what is: the real me.
A New Page While Christmas shopping with my beautiful daughter, the idea bloomed for a new page on the blog. I currently spend all my blogging time discussing my transition, the challenges and joys of our lives and hearing from our brothers and sisters, but rarely do I hear more than a comment from a family member, spouse, friend, colleague, ally or interested cisgender person. I decided what I needed was a page where their thoughts, feelings, rants, raves, curses, kudos, tears and fears or joy and elation can be expressed. That is why you now see a new page listed above called For those whose lives we’ve changed.
For those whose lives we’ve changed There is not a trans* person in the world who has not touched and/or altered the life of someone else because of their gender expression. I am asking those cisgender people with whom we’ve come in contact, live with, or influenced in some way, please let me know what you think about all this.
What do you think about us or this? This page is a place where you can tell us, the trans* people in your life, what you really think. You can remain anonymous if you want. Use this place to get it off your chest or try out the things you want to say to the your trans* person. If you are afraid for your sister who is transitioning to male, tell him here. If you are proud of your dad who just started taking estrogen, tell her now. If you’ve decided you can’t live with your husband now that he is crossdressing, but don’t know how to say it. Try it out here. This is a judgment-free, guilt-free zone.
Honesty IS the best policy If I have learned anything in this life, it’s honesty truly is the best policy. So, if you love us, tell us. If you hate us, tell us that too. If you are so confused you don’t know which end is up, we’ve been there and we want to know. This is a place for sharing honest, truthful and sincere feelings from your heart and soul.
For those whose lives we changed Now you know the reason for the new page. Please, please, please let us hear from you. Please share your feelings, what your inner voice is saying or your frustrations and fears that keep you up at night. Use this space also to tell your trans* person the moments that make you proud, joyful, happy or hopeful. This is a place where we can honor, respect and listen to you.