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To write a daily blog to discuss the issue of gender identity, and to answer some basic questions about what being transgendered is like.

I am a 50 year old trans-woman, and have spent many years dealing with my own issues about gender identity. Gender has always been a bit of a hot subject, and the idea of people wanting to actually CHANGE genders makes it even more so.

Many peoples opinions of what being transgendered means comes from what they see about "transsexuals" on the news or in TV programs. These sources tend to show a bit of a skewed perspective (after all, if it is normal, it ISN'T news), but if no one is saying anything to the contrary, how will people know?
Things are quite a bit better than they were 10 years ago, but there is still work to be done. If the media is not ready to do it, I thought I would give it a shot.

My plan is to start a blog in January about the kind of things I have faced over the years. Some of what I write will be humorous, some will be a bit sad, but it will all be written from the heart. After people learn a bit more about me, I will start a question and answer section. I hope this will be used as a way to gather information about the topic rather than just generating "hate mail."

For now, I want people to comment about what they think about this kind of blog, and ask that people list some of the questions that they might want answers for. Please make any questions suitable for a PG audience.

Thanks,

Kendra

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    Dec 31 2012: I don't get it, you are either transgendered or conflicted until you choose transgendered, Please don't start a blog with the intent to educate the world that what you might be feeling might be due to the fact that you are a part of the new breed of human that can choose at will what they are whenever they want.

    Don't think that since you belong to a minority that you will need government funding on the same level as a race of people within a majority of other races? Sexual identity and preference does not grant you racial rights because you don't come from a common line of one race as identified from markers passed down from mother to daughter.

    You live in a democracy? then you have just as much right to vote as the rest of us that do, the only difference with you is how you feel from within about who and what you are.

    A biographical blog of your personal journey will help others of your persuasion who might be going through what you have been through but i can't honestly see where there is still much more work needs to be done?

    How is your plight more than say the recognition of The American Indian? Guess what? My country is paying organizations of representatives of my race for wrongful confiscation of native land and most of my country hate it but it is necessary to move on to whatever our country might be, i hope for the best that it will level the field and we can get past the past.

    It's confrontational but i'm sure you have come up against worse.
    • Jan 1 2013: Frankly Ken, I am unsure how to respond to this. You went far off topic, and signalled biases on many levels and towards many groups. Obviously you see us as a threat. I can see no better reason to start a blog than to try to counter some of your rhetoric.

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