A few days ago, I had dinner with a coworker from my last job. While I was transitioning at my previous job, I did not come out while working there, so she was unaware of my transition when she invited me to dinner. In order to avoid any surprises, I always come out prior toContinue reading “Dinner with an old coworker”
Last week, two women at my job started a discussion with me that left me feeling uncomfortable. During a working meeting with them, completely unprompted they brought up my choice of the restroom at work. Since coming out, I have only used a single occupancy, gender-neutral restroom at the office, a decision that apparently didContinue reading “An uncomfortable conversation at work”
Last weekend, I found myself in an unfortunate predicament. An old friend from college who I had not seen (and barely spoken to) in nearly a year was in town and wanted to meet up. He and his wife had made a day trip to meet and catch up, without checking with me beforehand. ThisContinue reading “Is educating cis people worth it?”
Last weekend, I took a 4-day trip to visit my parents and some extended family. This was the first time that I have seen any of my family in almost a year and a half and the first time since coming out to them last month.
After nearly two months of planning and preparation, I came out at work this week. Over the course of two meetings and an email, I came out to the entire company. It was probably one of the scariest things I have ever done and I was incredibly anxious. I didn’t have very high hopes andContinue reading “Out at work”
One month ago, I went to the circuit court to file for a legal name change. A few days ago, I found out that the clerk had made a mistake in my filing and that it had never actually been submitted.
Last week I went ahead and bit the bullet, I applied for a legal name change. Much to my surprise, it was incredibly easy. I had expected it to be a fairly involved affair, but it wasn’t difficult at all. It only took about 15 minutes of my time and didn’t require much work. InContinue reading “Applying for a name change”
A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I needed to speak to human resources about my gender transition.
Why can’t transition ever be straight forward? This past week has been on of the most stressful and complicated weeks in my gender transition thus far.
Who would have thought that not knowing cursive would be an issue in my gender transition?