A Letter to My 14 Year Old Self

A Letter to My 14 Year Old Self

Dear 14 Year Old Me, I cannot even begin to tell you how your life will change over the next 12 years and I’m sure there is so much I’m going to leave out of this letter. I would give anything to be able to send it and make things better for you, but I...
Is Being Transgender Genetic?

Is Being Transgender Genetic?

I suffer from depression which often makes it hard to write. To help, I sometimes pop on to anonymous chat sites. Yesterday I was lucky enough to chat with a geneticist and we had a lengthy discussion in regards to gender identity and biological disposition. It was...
Dear Straight People: This Isn’t About You

Dear Straight People: This Isn’t About You

Over 100 people dead or injured in an Orlando gay club shooting has been the headline of the internet over the past several days. As always, the internet provides ample avenue to express one’s voice, no matter the opinion. It’s taken me a few days to...
How Do You Prove You’re “Trans Enough”?

How Do You Prove You’re “Trans Enough”?

You understand that some changes will be irreversible? “Yep” I reply cheerful to one of the many consent questions I was asked before starting hormone therapy. As a capable adult, I am able to make my own decisions and accept informed consent for a variety...
How Bill C-16 Will Affect My Family (Transgender Bill)

How Bill C-16 Will Affect My Family (Transgender Bill)

Yesterday, for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the Canadian Liberal Government tabled bill C-16 – an amendment to the human rights code. This change, which you can read here, would give extra legal protections to transgender...