From the time Trump started his campaign, up until his taking office, there have been multiple people sending out tweets about Barron, his 10 year old son. Many of these have ranged in topic from speculation on whether he is autistic, to calling him a future serial shooter.Read more
As I was growing up, appearance was very important to my mother.
You must cover certain parts of your body, you must not show certain areas of skin, you must hide particular shapes that are a part of your body, you must do your hair in an exact way, your clothing must draw the correct attention from worldly, sex-obsessed men, your eyes are the pathway to your soul and must be makeup-free, you must present your body in this way. Only this way.Read more
i am trans.
three little words that carry the weight of my being. three little words that have taken me a long time to say.Read more
When I was about 13, I asked my mom for the first time when I’d get my period. Beverly Cleary was a favorite author when I was in public school, and she wrote at some length about periods. My mind had not yet grasped that I wasn’t a girl and that periods were not for me.Read more
Perdue is a follower, supporter, and advocate for the disgraced Bill Gothard and his homeschool ministry, Advanced Training Institute (ATI).Read more
Hi. Name’s Reese, like the peanut butter cups.
I first realized I was trans FTM in college, I believe. I read some post or another on Tumblr (I know, I know), and it got me thinking: Was there such a thing as being agender? It sort of fit in my head, because I’d never liked girly things, like Barbies or nail polish or even the color pink.Read more
The used syringes in question were needles used for HRT (or hormone replacement therapy), prescribed by a medical doctor. But they might as well have been used for heroine, as far as my parents were concerned. They would go on to kick me out about seven months later.Read more
CC image courtesy of Flickr, VCU CNS By Wende Benner, HA Editorial Staff Michael Farris, founder of Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Patrick Henry College, and parentalrights.org, announced this week that it is God’s will for him to become President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian “legal ministry.” The People for the American way featured the ADF inRead more
Fear became an instant factor in everything we did
My parents impressed on me that CPS was the Enemy and that we were to hide from them and fear being “taken away” by them.
My first day of school remains a vague and unpleasant memory, shrouded in the protective haze I tend to assign to experiences I’d rather forget.
I was fifteen. I remember not knowing what to wear, what to expect, what to do with my perpetually terrible hair. I remember that I didn’t own a backpack.Read more