The first year after my parent’s separation was unstable. We bounced around from place to place as my mom searched for a second job and a new apartment; and we slept in cars, on floor pallets in spare bedrooms, on the couches of the men my mom would find to give her money in exchange … Continue reading My Year as a Homeless Child
“Granny, how can I start my own business, so I can get more money?” I asked my grandmother one afternoon. Growing up in a family with barely enough to pay the bills, me and my siblings weren’t given money to carry around. So the summer I spent at my Granny’s was my first real shot … Continue reading My Granny’s Business Tip: What Do You Like to Do & What is Right in Front of You?
As a 7 year old, I was usually allowed to dress myself. So I chose to run around with my hair in Jerhi curls, frayed blue jeans and a t-shirt. To the world, I looked like a girl, but in my heart, I was planning on growing up to be a man. This was long … Continue reading Allowing Children to Dress for Church in Ways That Embrace their Full Selves
Whether I have a little or a lot, I don’t worry about my circumstances because I know that as long as I pray and turn it over to God that everything will always be ok.
I’ve always known that my gender was different from my assigned sex, and on June 29, 2010, after a period of prayer and discernment with medical staff and those closest to me, I began the process of transitioning from being a female bodied person to being a male bodied person.
As my mother laid there dying, so many thoughts entered my head.
Prayers and unanswered questions.
So much I never said…