Self-Awareness: changes in policy – part 2

I wrote the first part to this entry when Doug Ford became leader of the OPC party. I'd focused on the awareness that my human rights and access to publicly funded health care was precarious. Since then, he's been elected Premier. If you're a 2LGBTNIA person living in Ontario, my heart goes out to you. … Continue reading Self-Awareness: changes in policy – part 2

Dear trans siblings,

Cis does not equate to fertility. Having one or more ovary and/or a uterus does not guarantee the ability to menstruate, provide an egg and/or carry a pregnancy to term. The entire fertility industry and surrogacy services is predicated on cishet people sometimes requiring them. Infertility is something some cis and trans people have in … Continue reading Dear trans siblings,

Ongoing reflection on disclosing to young children

They have LGBTQ+ affirming children books, but all of them presume trans people are starting their transition, and/or are visible. I'm trying to convey that something happened before they were born, that nothing changes about what they call me, or how the world generally perceives me. It seems abstract of a concept for little ones … Continue reading Ongoing reflection on disclosing to young children