Well, it's short compared to most of my blogs, but I digress. I have seen a lot in my time in transition, but I have hardly seen much at all compared with some of the girls out their in our little sphere. To be honest there is as much compassion and energy sometimes as there is turbulence floating about our community. When the world at large stirs with change we are no exception to the rule. Everytime something big pops up in the media peoples heads begin to swivel around like a scene from the… Read More
Added by Danielle Reneta Prescott on April 30, 2011 at 9:58pm —
This is a blog I wrote on Facebook. I hope it's helpful to at least someone:
Rather epic title for what I am going to write that is going to be quite non-epic, but eh. I just figured that after all the time I spent battering myself around with stereotypes about gender that I would write something about how I have now overcome that. In our society, its really hard to not get caught in the he does/she does matrix of gender. It's especially hard to not trip over it as a person who has… Read More
Added by Danielle Reneta Prescott on April 30, 2011 at 7:10pm —
As I listen to some of the anguished souls of music I wonder about this gift we are given. It's a bit difficult to describe. So bear with me a little.
In listening to Ludwig von Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony (Number 6 in F, Opus 68) I get this sense of outrageous thoughts and wild emotions emanating from it. Am I wrong? It seems like Beethoven still speaks to us to this day. It's very heartwarming that such 'old' music (don't you dare call me old, I am mature, dammit!) and it still… Read More
Added by Samantha Erica on April 30, 2011 at 5:21pm —
A lot of posts lately have felt heavy and seem to be loaded with contention and frustration. So, I thought I would share a cute moment with my family. I often share the goings on here with my wife and daughter. I feel that it makes them feel a part of the world that I exist in that is normally outside of theirs. So when I relay a cute story or a frustrating moment with them my wife always asks me if this is my this is from pink people (Pink Essence) well my daughter heard this and thought it… Read More
Added by Bobbi Lombardo on April 30, 2011 at 4:16pm —
First with no further suspense, Patty does not have cancer! However she will need surgery to remove a growth that is fairly large and the physicians still don't know what it is, but THEY DO KNOW WHAT IT IS NOT!
Einstein was right; I've had so many lessons over my life again and again. The irrefutable truth that time is relevant to the observer is forcibly presses upon my fingertips like a firey braille alphabet. When we feel our loved ones are in danger, each moment remains an… Read More
Added by Lauren Elisabeth Tancyus on April 30, 2011 at 10:00am —
Check-out this link on transphobia:
Weighing in on the current debate over prejudice and hatred of transgender/transsexual people. Also, discussing the recent beating of a trans woman in Baltimore, MD when she tried to use a public McDonald's restroom.
Psych on Transphobia
Love ya all,
Added by Ar'lene on April 30, 2011 at 1:30am —
On Saturday 4/30/2011 at 1:00 PM central time Chloe Prince will be our guest on The Tenth Voice Kansas City's LGBT radio show. PINKessence members Danna Wheeldon and Caroline Gibbs will host the hour long show. We will have the PINKessence chat window open so members can ask questions while we are live in the studio (the Chloe segments have been prerecorded). Simply go to KKFI.org in order to stream the radio broadcast while keeping your browser the PINKessence page.
Please tune in… Read More
Added by Danna Wheeldon on April 29, 2011 at 9:30pm —
I know, you all know, Michelle Rose. She co-wrote, "The Color of Sunlight"...
Please keep her in your prayers, because she just had an "Heart Attack" last Sunday and repeat Attack, after she came out the hospital earlier last Wednesday. I was on the phone with her, another Heart Attack coming on so she rush and returned, has been admitted back in Providence Portland Medical Center. Send her a message here on Pink Essence.… Read More
Added by Ar'lene on April 29, 2011 at 8:30pm —
This has been the most difficult week of my life. My Patty began feeling ill on Friday and then on Sunday she became very ill and we went to the emergency room at my hospital. That night they decided that she had an abcess, but they couldn't determine what caused it and gave her antibiotics. Yesterday they attempted to drain it and found that it was not an abcess but " a tumor or a complicated cyst" She will have surgery very soon and was discharged today. We don't know the result of the biopsy… Read More
Added by Lauren Elisabeth Tancyus on April 28, 2011 at 10:30pm —
i am still learning and have not seen my vagina yet but well yesterday i was uncomfortable and last night is the first night i had a good night sleep thou it meant on my back i can not describe my feelings now just to say i am a women not to belittle anyone as i have not seen myself only bandages and feelings more of completeness their are three to four drains comming out of me to describe where i am to those who have been here re bandage tomorrow and i think my skin graft is prob tuesday with… Read More
Added by stephanie dixon on April 28, 2011 at 8:30pm —
I thought I would post this as it's a great cause and they need help. If you live in the Phoenix area please consider helping.
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On April 28, 2011, in General, Media, News, Volunteers, by Executive Director
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Added by Zoe A. Tipsword (Farren) on April 28, 2011 at 4:15pm —
Ok, so I really don't write blogs and such, but here goes.
After years of waiting, I finally had the courage to go see a therapist to start this long journey and I'm at the point where I've been scheduled for blood work and such.
Now here is the problem: I live with my loving gf and her family of almost three years and we have a very good relationship and she supports my transition, however; she wants to get married and have kids with me before info this transition. She doesn't… Read More
Added by Ayana Lynn on April 28, 2011 at 10:12am —
The thing about this is that my father is an old fashioned sort, just like his father before him. As I'm sure you can guess by my last name, I come from a rather well-known bloodline. In fact, I was born the oldest son of the oldest son going back twelve generations to William Bradford himself (and up until recently I possessed the Bradford Family bible). I bring this up only to illustrate the pride that my father has for his bloodline and passing on that lineage. This was something I heard… Read More
Added by Katherine MacKenzie Bradford on April 27, 2011 at 9:30pm —
There comes a time when a person has to realize that everything they want is sometimes not even possible.
So I realize that: I will never be younger than 76, even though I feel like 27.
I will never have a wonderful 36-26-36 figure unless I take a chainsaw to my body.
I very likely will never be rich.
It is certainly unlikely that I… Read More
Added by LAINIE NELSON on April 27, 2011 at 9:30am —
Added by Lana Moore on April 26, 2011 at 9:09pm —
Oops - small typo there - That should have been RON Paul announces 2012 presidential step in Iowa. Sorry! Excuse me ~ my mistake. Go back to whatever you were doing. Have a nice day ~
Added by Melissa Sue on April 26, 2011 at 6:42pm —
I have never considered the word “tranny” to be a slur on me or other trans people. I am aware that some people do consider it to be a slur. What is the best way to handle such terms? Suppose we abandon “tranny” and stick to words like “transgender” or “transsexual”. What happens if next year or the year after they become slur words? What should we do? Should we abandon them and think up new labels to describe us?
The general public needs some words to describe us, in order to have… Read More
Added by Irene Michaela on April 26, 2011 at 2:41pm —
Last year on April 20th I posted a blog called, "Flowers" http://pinkessence.com/profiles/blogs/flowers-1
in which I described being forlorn that all the women in the office received flowers for "Office Administrators Day". A year ago I was still in "guy" mode… Read More
Added by Marsha M. Marsha on April 26, 2011 at 2:30pm —
I just don't understand whats going on my VA doctor wants my estrogen levels to be between 7.7 &42.6.My current level is 119.6 but what level should I be shooting for to meet my feminizing goals safely. Read More
Added by Rebicca Ellen Ray on April 26, 2011 at 12:33pm —
Some anecdotal thoughts about how I am feeling one week into Estradiol HRT 2 Mg 2X Daily ... (note that I WAS on Vivelle patches for two years prior) ... I do feel that my body is very accepting of the Estrogen ... I am already feeling more fullness in my breasts and more fullness in my nipples. I also notice that it is not as easy for me to feel arousal spontaneously as most GBs are used to. That's a GOOD thing, though! Overall, I feel fantastic! More feminine, much more "female" than ever!
Added by Gini MacRae on April 26, 2011 at 10:27am —