birthgiv·er noun /bərTH/ /ˈɡivər/ bear a child or young. Babies, families, the next generation… Our community deserves the right to make their own people too! We also deserve the right to abortions and birth control. We too are birthgivers and we are often left out of the conversation around reproductive rights and family planning. Why? … Continue reading We Are Birthgivers too!
Prevention noun pre·ven·tion/prəˈven(t)SH(ə)n/ Definition of prevention the action of stopping something from happening or arising. As I move into 2022 my work has taken me deeper and deeper into the realm of HIV work and what that looks like for our transmasc community. The frustration and irritation I have experienced when when I pose the question … Continue reading Transmasc People & HIV Prevention
noun vi·o·lence/ˈvī(ə)ləns/ behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. Let's talk about violence and the ways in which transmasc folks experience this. We are notmagically immune to it. Violence may show up in many forms: verbal, emotional, spiritual,financial, physical violence, sexual violence, intentional deception, name-calling, stalking,gas-lighting, smear campaigns on … Continue reading Violence & Transmasc Folks
risk noun\ ˈrisk \ Definition of risk in a state or condition marked by a high level of risk or susceptibility ie. patients at risk of infection Let's really have a real conversation about transmasculine individuals and sex. For so long transmen and transmasculine people have been left out of many important conversations within the HIV and AIDS area. Why? … Continue reading HIV: Precieved Risk vs Actual Risk
A great friend of mine is an awesome leadership coach; she uses innovative tips and methods to get down to the bottom of a ‘thing.’ She shared a metaphor with a team that was in a confused state of mind in an effort to get them on the same successful path forward; this example fits … Continue reading The Talk
I have been the mother of a transgender child for a little over 30 years. The key fact here is that I didn’t even know it. Hindsight showed me that there were several instances where my child was trying to tell me something that I didn’t see, hear or act on until the pain … Continue reading I SEE YOU.
vis·i·bil·i·ty ˌvizəˈbilədē/ noun the state of being able to see or be seen. "a reduction in police presence and visibility on the streets" the distance one can see as determined by light and weather conditions. "visibility was down to 15 yards" the degree to which something has attracted general attention; prominence. "the issue began to … Continue reading Visibility: Why it is so important for Trans Men
gen·der i·den·ti·ty noun a person's perception of having a particular gender, which may or may not correspond with their birth sex. "he said that young children should be able to explore their gender identities" sex·u·al o·ri·en·ta·tion noun a person's sexual identity in relation to the gender to which they are attracted; the fact of being … Continue reading Gender Identity Vs. Sexual Orientation
mas·cu·lin·i·ty ˌmaskyəˈlinədē/ noun possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men. "handsome, muscled, and driven, he's a prime example of masculinity" synonyms: virility, manliness, maleness, machismo, vigor, strength, muscularity, ruggedness, robustness; informaltestosterone "he's the picture of masculinity" Masculinity is an interesting thing, for me as a transman masculinity the actual word has become meaningless. Reason for this is that I don't fit into … Continue reading Masculinity: Assumed and Assigned
Hey there! Luckie here, I want make the first entry to be GRATITUDE! I appreciate all the folks willing to share their journeys and be visible! Hopefully this will be a platform that can help bring visibility to the diversity and beauty of our individual navigation through life and the world. As well it will … Continue reading Gratitude is a Thing