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Taking Root

PSA: This may be more of a reflection piece than an actual big idea article. Read the inner workings of my brain if you feel like it. 845 more words

Pandoramancy: I'll make you a believer...

This song is evocative of some of my first interactions with L as an adult:

While I was familiar with the original Depeche Mode version from 1989… 73 more words


Week 167 - What other people need to update when you change your name

Being trans is rarely easy and in the hustle and bustle of my name change updates last year I overlooked an important type of name change: things that only other people, usually family, can update. 561 more words


a geography of leaving

Chicago has become hard for me to live in. Without even realizing it, one day I turned a corner and opened up my eyes and starting saying, “I don’t want to live here anymore.” And my heart broke a little bit, as I think it always does in the moment you realize that something is broken, something needs to change. 2,448 more words

Why I've Decided to Take a DNA Test

For several years now, DNA tests have been used to help adoptees find their biological parents and/or living family members. They have also been instrumental in absence of family medical records. 431 more words


Exercise 4.5: Blind Stitching Part One

One of the selections from my archive material is based on my grandmother and the connections between her and I.  One of the main points which came to my attention, was her lack of sight.  1,863 more words

Assignment Four

"I Was So Mad", I Tossed This Book In The Trash.

My four-year-old son brought several of Mercer Mayer’s children’s books home from school today (book fair purchases). Of course, Sean wanted me to read them to him at bedtime this evening. 597 more words