Being Trans in Public I: On Name Changes

These two interactions happened maybe five minutes apart in the same institution and are nearly perfect examples of what to do and what not to do.  How Not To Do It: I’m a regular here and have a bit of rapport with the security folks at the front desk. This...

Transgender Week of Remembrance: Ryley Courchene

This one breaks my heart a little extra. Ryley Courchene was 29 years old when she killed herself in late September, 2015.  She had studied at the Marvel Beauty School in Toronto, and her Facebook shows a love of unique nailwork that she did for friends. I wish I...