Monthly Archives: January 2012

With achievement comes exposure, and new hurdles

I’m honored and excited to have been awarded a 2012 Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council to assist with the memoir I’m writing about Lina and me and our marriage. But I’m also nervous. While the attention from … Continue reading

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2011 was a banner year in the trans world

A phenomenal overview of the progress made in the transgender realm in 2011 was written by Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and published in The Advocate a few weeks ago. The list of achievements is … Continue reading

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Here’s the real Secret — The Year-End List

Last night, Lina and I did I The Year-End List for 2011. It’s an exercise I first did with my friend Kristin, and then, when partnered, with Lina. And I try to spread the word about it to everyone. It’s … Continue reading

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What to write for the local paper?

I spent several hours today working on an essay about Lina and me for my regional paper, the News & Observer, in Raleigh, NC, (Sunday) circulation 190,000. A year ago I wouldn’t have dreamed (nightmared) of writing anything this close to … Continue reading

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