Just as 2016 was coming to a close, a cool and exciting new opportunity came knocking at my door. I was invited to join the writing team of Rochester Woman Online (formerly Rochester Woman Magazine). The publication started the new year moving from printed magazine to digital distribution.
My contribution will be a monthly column called: “All About the H” Please take a few minutes to read the first entry featured in the January edition: Meeting Life’s Challenges as Growth Opportunities. My biggest challenge in life has been being a transgender woman in a world that doesn’t understand what “transgender” means. I share how I turned this challenge into a rewarding career path as a public speaker and human rights advocate.
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Most of my outreach work focuses on LGBTQ education and social issues. Whether you’re LGBTQ or not, there’s one thing we all have in common and it’s the most important thing: our humanity. We’re all human beings and as such have far more in common than we do differences. That’s why my column is “All About the H” – humanity.
Each month I’ll be writing about transgender (and broader LGBTQ) issues and realities in an effort to create awareness. I’ll also pull back the camera to reveal how these social issues and challenges are universal and affect all human beings. The particulars may differ but we all experience challenges, judgement, social policing, hardship, good times, etc.
Also featured in the January edition of Rochester Woman Online is my favorite electrologist: Patricia Nadiak of Silky Smooth Electrolysis. She’s been doing amazing work on my face, getting rid of all that unwanted facial hair and leaving my skin silky smooth! Read about her inspirational story on page 74.
In my January column, I referred to electrolysis as “painful”. I wish I had chosen my words better and explained that it used to be varying degrees of painful until I started going to Silky Smooth. Patti has is a highly skilled artist in her craft and does an excellent job keeping any discomfort to a minimum. If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted body hair (and live within reasonable travel distance) I highly recommend her service. She’s trans-friendly, super cool and does amazing work!
Rochester Woman Online is filled with inspiring stories of Rochester business women and useful, insightful articles. I hope you’ll check it out each month. Regardless of where you live, I think you’ll find it entertaining, informative and worthy of sharing with friends.
I’m grateful and honored to be part of the team!