Trans studies in review

For anyone interested in studies done related to trans people, here is a great website that has compiled and reviewed many of them. Really informative.

Note: each page has numerous writings, so keep scrolling!!


Looking for some feedback

Hi all

Studies are going well. I take the exam November 21st. I feel ready to take it now. Ready to be done with it really!

For my application I need to write a 750 word essay that presents my dissertation topic. I find this interesting as I imagine as I learn more my thoughts will greatly change. However, at this point in time, this is what I am thinking:

1) Presentation on cross-cultural views on gender, including feminist theory.
2) Presentation of science that verifies the trans experience (possibly finding researchers interested in the topic and working with them to explore avenues not yet explored).
3) Thesis: Gender is complex and cannot be limited to or based on the physical attributes/genitalia of an individual. Trans people of all identities exist to heal the rifts between the sexes, restore the balance and equality among all people.

This is very rough, I know. When I talk about it – it is fuller and more fluid.

Anyway, the feedback I am looking for is “what do you think is missing?”. What would you as trans people or trans allies want to see studied and brought in to the consciousness of our culture today?

I will seriously consider all feedback and weave in whatever I connect with.


Touch up surgery

I went in yesterday for a minor touch up to my chest. On the right side he left a little too much tissue and it looked perpetually swollen. Also, while the left side felt normal and most of the sensation was back, the right was still completely numb. So I am hoping this will both make it look better, balanced and maybe get sensation back quicker. Oh and there was a little dog ear on the left he fixed as well.

Yesterday I slept all day, pain waking me every 3.5 hrs. Today it hurts but not bad. My energy is good. I now don’t need pain meds for 5 hr intervals. Back to work Monday easlily – which is good as I have an interview to begin teaching the Psychology of Gender at Metro State University. Gotta be awake and clear headed.