Category Archives: My Stuff

Dear My Fabulous Trans sisters, Cool it with the Reactionary Activism

Being transgender is an experience; I’ve known trans people from all over and I’ve noticed we often share universal experiences, hopes, and insecurities. Unfortunately I think there is also plenty of anger and frustration with a world that doesn’t see … Continue reading

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Trying to shake the feeling that you’re not trans enough.

By Emily Ann Smith  Who I am in my personal life and who I am in public are different, because I’m still too scared to present as a woman. Yet I’ve given up so much to transition: so many friends, … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Post Thanksgiving Reflection: a Trip Home in Two Parts

by Emily Ann Smith I can ultimately say I had a positive trip back home this Thanksgiving.  It was the longest I’ve been home in about a year – just 6 days. It was also a time that was as … Continue reading

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Examining Privilege as One of the Worst Offenders

By Emily Ann Smith One of my most moving experiences occurred in train a station in Xi’an, China , 2010. Xi’an, for those of you not familiar with the city, is the ancient capital of China and resting place of … Continue reading

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The Transphobe in the Mirror

My whole life, I have been trying to forgive myself for being transgender. I am now starting to realize that there is nothing to apologize for. I’ve been struggling with my own internalized transphobia.  I am constantly fighting the feeling … Continue reading

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So ENDA Passed the senate. what now?

I’m happy to see that the senate has chosen to pass the employment non-discrimination act. The process the bill underwent has already told us two things about the current congress: The attitude towards LGBT people as a whole has greatly … Continue reading

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I have no voice – a Poem

So I wrote a poem. This is not something I think I am particularity good at, so no harsh judgement please. I will try and post more later. I wrote this about my struggle to find a female voice. This … Continue reading

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I’ll be back

I promise I’ll start posting again. I’ve just been really busy and dealing with my problems in ways other than writing about them. Everything has been going great. I’ll get into things in a more detailed post. I am currently … Continue reading

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I’m Back: 4.5mo/ HRT, End of Depressing Weeks, Optimism in High Gear

I am back to writing and blogging after taking a long break. The two weeks after I got back to DC had been some of the most stressful in my life, due to factors both within and out of my … Continue reading

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RIP Biancha the bike, 1986-2013

Well, the guys at the bike shop tried, but the frame damage done to my bike was to extensive to fix- she’s permanently out of alignment. I haven’t really felt like writing, but I’ve got some stuff brewing inside me … Continue reading

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