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Break in the walls

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They want us in boxes not to close the lid on us but to understand to categorize to feel a sense of security to make the unknown a little less blurry. The fear of the unknown leads minds to slam … Continued

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How do I find a transgender friendly therapist?

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Therapy is one of the many hoops trans* individuals face before starting to transition. However, it is not always easy to find a therapist who has experience working with trans* patients or the knowledge to help gender non-conforming people navigate … Continued

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Queer Self Care

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The last morning of MBLGTACC I sat in a room waiting for a Queer Self Care workshop to begin. I was very happy to see that there was finally a workshop addressing self care in this conference because I know … Continued

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FTM Transition: From Fear to Motivation

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For me, MBLGTACC is the mark of another queer year. It is a time of reflection for me on how far I have come in my transition and work as an activist. Even though the conference is held in a … Continued

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#RespectOurIdentities

#RespectOurIdentities

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Lately we have seen a lot of news stories about transgender individuals, something that was not so common a few years ago. On one hand, it is fantastic that transgender people are actually recognized as existing. On the other hand, … Continued

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Top 5 Tips for Top Surgery

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These past couple weeks I have found 5 things that are absolutely essential to recovering from top surgery. Some of them are common sense, and some of them you might think aren’t all that necessary, but I’ve found that all … Continued

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Top Surgery Experience

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I woke up and immediately looked at the clock. It was only 4:30 in the morning. I had one hour before I had to get up and start getting ready. I rolled over in bed, hoping to drift back to … Continued

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Don’t Fire Dumbledore: Why I use fictional characters to make a point

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  I recently attended a conference in Washington, DC where The Harry Potter Alliance was presenting a workshop discussing using popular stories to fight for social justice. I have often said that the Harry Potter series was more than just a story, … Continued

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An open letter to my freshmen self

Me during my freshmen year of college

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Hey kid, I know life is complicated right now. I know you’re sitting in your dorm room watching Friends for possibly the hundredth time because it’s all you can manage to do. I know you’re terrified of coming out to your … Continued

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Alternative Charities to Salvation Army

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Last year, the Huffington Post reported that Salvation Army Official Andrew Craibe stated that it is the organization’s belief that LGBT individuals should die. The section of the interview went like this: Ryan (the reporter): According to the Salvation Army, … Continued

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