Walk and Talk with Gabrielle #5
“When you look like a man in a dress…”
In a 2015 TIME interview, Caitlyn Jenner commented, “When you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable.” It was a rather unpopular statement among transgender people… but was she right?
Walk and Talk with Gabrielle #4 – Bisexual, Pansexual, Polyamory, and Monogamy Myths & Realities. What kind of assumptions have people made about you because of your sexual orientation? What kind of assumptions have you caught yourself making about others, in this regard?
My message is love
They say it’s best to avoid talking about religion and politics so as not to offend anyone. If I held my tongue every time there was potential for someone to find what I have to share offensive, I’d never speak publicly again. Having said that, it is my goal to offer useful information, insight and opinion in thoughtful, respectful ways least likely to be off-putting. When I get things wrong, I’m always grateful to be called on it. Feedback and criticism are welcome and appreciated. Some seek to shame and control people. My passion is to enlighten, inspire and empower, starting with you…
My not so hidden agenda
It is my goal to offer useful information, insight and opinion in thoughtful, respectful ways least likely to be off-putting. When I get things wrong, I’m always grateful to be called on it. Feedback and criticism are welcome and appreciated. Some seek to shame, manipulate and control people. My passion is to enlighten, inspire and empower, starting with you…
What’s up with all this bathroom stuff?
You may have heard a thing or two about controversial “anti-transgender bathroom bills” and confusing messages about what it means to be transgender. Although most of the proposed and existing bathroom legislation includes trans men and trans women, I’m going to focus primarily on trans women because we’re the main target of misleading political propaganda and fearmongering tactics. So, what’s all the fuss about transgender bathroom use and how come no one seemed to care until late 2015? I’ll attempt to explain that and reveal dangerous implications that may affect all women transgender or not. Here’s a hint: these laws have nothing to do with “bathroom safety” and have created danger where there used not to be. Continue reading The Truth About Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws – A Political Charade that Endangers Lives→
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.