Some Advice on “Passing” by Zinnia Jones

I've noticed that this website is in need of more discussion around transgender, gender, and transitioning topics than I can cover (or even should cover!) on my own. I recently reached out to writer and videoblogger Zinnia Jones, whose writing I have admired for quite some...

An Open Letter to Ms. Jenner

Dear Ms. Jenner, I was only two years old when you won the gold medal in the Olympics. But I’ve always known who you were, even if I didn’t quite know why I knew who you were. Like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana. An icon whose...

Tips for Air Traveling if You are Transgender

I've heard a lot of transgender and nonbinary folks say they are terrified to travel by plane for fear of what might happen when going through security. I decided to look into this and it turns out it isn't as hard as you might have thought! I recorded...

Overthinking: Saboteur of Transition?

Guest Blog by Darlene Tando, LCSW Note from Dara: I love connecting with other gender therapists from around the world. One of them is Darlene Tando, who I had the pleasure of meeting (thanks to the wonders of the internet) almost two years ago when I...

Do I Reveal My Past? Or Not?

Guest Post by Danielle Badler I’ve run into this situation a number of times. There I am, chatting away, and the conversation meanders into our respective pasts. Loves. Marriages. Kids. Work history. Places we’ve lived. Interests. And, again and again, the dilemma raises its dirty little head...

The Beginning: My First Step Towards Ending the Lies

by woodentulip So I decided to do just one thing for 2015. Well, I decided in Mid December really. That was to stop lying to myself.  A simple, straightforward step, that I do not regret and feel better for it. I cry each time I think directly upon that...

An FtM Perspective on…Transitioning

by Max Meyer The Most Important Lesson from My Transition There is a misconception that transitioning will fix all of the problems in your life. Although it does offer a great sense of fulfillment through the joyful acceptance and expression of a huge part of your identity,...

Subtlety in the Gender Spectrum

by Erin Ever since I was six, I was consciously aware that there was more to me than met the eye. I used to think I had a split personality. Because of my age and the fact that I grew up in a rural Australian town,...