I put out a poll on social media to prove a point about implicit bias and gender identity. It asked: "When you think about Ancient Greek Hermaphrodite Statues what pronouns would you reflexively use to describe that person depicted?" As you can see Most said she/her. Facebook did not offer me a third option,… Continue reading Implicit bias making Hermaphrodites “she/her” and being called an “it”.
The void of emptiness. A hole in my heart. Was it your assumptions, your embarrassment, your shame? Why won't you call me a friend now? Was it my beard, my penis, my appearing a gay man now? You said I had lied to you when I appeared a woman. Why did my becoming an… Continue reading Poem: Was it my penis?
Cary G. Costello, Ph.D. shared this photo recently on social media. They were born intersex, and refer to themselves also as a transgender man. Like me, Cary gave birth to a baby. After much pregnancy loss, I had two babies, and we adopted our youngest. I have been with my husband for twenty-eight years, this… Continue reading “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story.
Conchita's Motto: "Be the best version of yourself rather than a bad copy of someone else!" There are very few people in this world that transcend from conformity and glow like Cohchita glows! Off stage he is known as Tom Neuwirth, and on stage she transforms into Conchita Wurst. So, today I am sharing with you, a person… Continue reading Conchita Wurst – “Be the best version of yourself rather than a bad copy of someone else!”
I wrote this poem to help explain who I truly am and to invite clarity for the many who seem confused when they describe me incorrectly using words that stuff me into stereotypical boxes: I am not the bearded woman But thank you For letting me know I am beautiful >< I am not… Continue reading Poem: I am not….. I am…..
Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards: Grace Gilbert - The Redheaded Bearded Lady This is Jusepe de Ribera's 1631 painting, "The Bearded Woman." “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story. So why are some women able to grow beards? There are a few reasons to why… Continue reading Women with Beards.