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March Update

Wow. Where did February go? Can’t believe it’s March 1 already, nor that I didn’t post a thing here for almost the entire month. The first part of 2015 will definitely not go down in my personal record books as one of the best times of my life. Money/employment continues to be a huge struggle, […]

Becoming a Statistic

I am scattered this week. I can’t focus on writing, or really on anything. This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I just didn’t get to it. I am feeling the crush of becoming a statistic. In 2009, the NCTE found that transgender people suffer twice the rate of unemployment as cisgender people. […]

So Much To Write About

There is infinite value in a good therapist. Since losing my position last week my depression has become harder and harder to keep tapped down. Depression isn’t something that ever just goes away. It’s something that you learn to control through changes to your thinking and to your lifestyle (and also the application of some good […]

An Unexpected Hiatus

Hey, sorry, no Writing 101 today. I just lost my job and I’m not feeling the whole writing thing right now. More tomorrow.

Do Coexisting Mental Conditions Prevent Gender Transition?

Asked recently on Tumblr: Hi, I am asking a question as a friend of someone who identifies as transgender. I’m trying to do some research concerning what is needed for transition, but I’ve been having problems because most of the information I find concerns transgender individuals who do not have certain disabilities. I’m talking about […]

What Led To Me Coming Out

Okay. I promised to tell you all about what’s been going on in the last week and a half. So let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. About ten days ago, I got the flu. It was really bad timing — not that there’s ever a good time for influenza, […]

And Now It’s Time for a Breakdown

Tuesday was not a good day. Tuesday was supposed to be a great day. The second Tuesday of every month is the one day that I most get to be my Self. I get off work early, go home to change, and head out to Ann Arbor to spend the entire evening with my support […]

Lonely

My ex-wife remarried yesterday. I’m happy for her, but I definitely have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, she’s happy. She’s moving on. He’s a decent guy (kind of boring, really) and I have no problems trusting my kids with him. My ex is more financially stable now. She’s happy and she’s moving […]

Alison and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

If I’d know how today was going to go, I never would have gotten out of bed. Actually, the morning started off just fine. I got up, had some breakfast, watched some SUPERNATURAL on Netflix (I’m almost to the end of the fifth season, excited to see what happens), got a Sunday paper, began clipping […]

Notes From the Asylum IX

Okay, I’ve brought this conceit as far as it will go. Time to finish the story of my time in the mental hospital. After a frustrating weekend, I finally got some traction on Monday regarding my recovery and release.