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Kobayashi Maru

by beth on January 29, 2014

Last year at this time I was mulling over the idea of investing in the long series of “Understanding” columns which got me into some very serious territory for a few months. Towards the end of that, one of my best friends among my fellow trans women suggested to be that perhaps I was leaning […]

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Variations on a Theme

by beth on January 22, 2014

One of the issues trans people inevitably face, after they come to terms with who they are, in the question of what to do about it – specifically, whether or not to embrace it, whether or not to come out, whether or not to transition (where applicable), whether or not to seek medical options. So […]

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January 14, 2014

You want to know something I’ve discovered writing for this blog? The hardest month to blog in (at least on this subject) is January! There’s just not a plethora of fascinating topics! So I’ve decided to take one out for a little housecleaning and “meta” discussion of what the future holds for this blog and […]

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December 29, 2013

The easy take on this time of year is to pull out that hoary old canard – the New Year’s Resolution. The tired cliche of all the tings we resolve to do starting January 1, paired of course with the wry acknowledgment that almost every one will lapse before the end of that month, is […]

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The Empty Chair

December 17, 2013

Well, customarily this time of year is considered to be a time for thoughtful reflection, right? I mean sure, the cliche is that everyone is too rushed, too busy, too obligated, too stressed to really enjoy the spirit of the holidays that is heralded in song and story but still the concept of taking stock […]

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Got breasts?

December 10, 2013

Surely there is nothing, at least in Western culture, so powerfully distinctively characteristic of female appearance as breasts. Even though it is manifestly true that many cis-women are “endowed” with a very limited gift in this department, both they and the one who wishes to appropriate a female appearance place a great deal of emphasis […]

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Concerning the (Permanent?) Removal of Hair

November 27, 2013

Following on from the earlier post on the subject, we turn our attention now to that elusive dream of permanent, or at least some reasonable facsimile thereof, hair removal. I presume most readers will be aware that there are not a few websites that play host to hundreds, if not thousands, of fictional stories concerning […]

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The Day Approaches

November 18, 2013

In two days, the time comes again to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance. I could, I suppose, phone this column in by parroting some of the many good commentaries floating around online, or describing the lives of some of those who’s names will be listed at ceremonies around the country. Indeed, around the world. But […]

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Concerning the Removal of Hair

November 13, 2013

Admittedly, this is a massive subject for such a limited space, but one that’s never far from the mind of the male-to-female transgender person. Whether you are transitioning full time, in which case the matter of hair removal is virtually an essential facet of your plan, or a recreational crossdresser who simply wants to more […]

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The Age of the Selfie

October 30, 2013

Yeah I know what date it is, but I did Halloween costumes last year, okay? If you’re going to repeat yourself it shouldn’t be THAT obvious, right? Alright then, moving on. If there’s anything that social media demonstrates, it’s that all the various image capturing technologies out there have made this the age of the […]

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