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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Robyn's Update, and it's a Good One!

It's a chilly evening in Washington.  At about 10pm you would have seen me walking past the White House as I made my way to work on the 11pm to 7am shift at the State Department.  I had just come from an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).  For the previous three hours I had sipped red wine and listened and watched as Mara Keisling, Chloe Schwenke, and a number of my other idols in the transgender equality movement spoke and were honored.  As I walked along Pennsylvania Avenue under a bright autumn moon, I had to pause in front of the White House and feel that chill that came not from the cold but from sheer exhilaration.  I'm really here!  I'm really me!  How wondrous to have lived to see this day, this time of acceptance that I thought I would never see in my lifetime!

I love feel-good posts, and this one sure falls in that category.

Robyn is feeling pretty good about herself and wants to share it with all of you.  In this post, she highlights some of the major issues faced by just about any MtF in a transition:





Think about it.  For someone in transition, or even for a crossdresser, don't these four categories sum up many of the problems one has when transitioning from male to female?

Robyn has has worked out these issues to the point where she's feeling pretty good about herself.  I especially love her comments regarding her new voice.

If you need a feel-good moment, take a peek at Robyn's post, November: What I've Gained, from her blog, Transgender in State.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Research on Transsexual Brain Signature Simplified

A month ago, Caroline posted a link to an important article. You can go there to find the original, but even better, Caroline has been persuaded to simplify the language for us. 

So you have spent a lifetime thinking that your body is wrong for what your brain tells you who and what you should be.

Are you crazy? If like me you knew that you were not crazy, clinical help which involved psychiatric tests always seemed like a stupid idea! 

It has been known for a long time that there are measurable differences between a transsexual’s brain and that of someone born with a similar body. The only problem is that to do the test you have to be dead and the deepest parts of your brain have to be cut into very thin slices and viewed under a microscope. 

Read on... 

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