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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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  • Jan 1 2013: I want to go on record that my blog is not aimed to "convert" people about transgender issues. I merely seek to provide some factual information in the hope that people can be a bit more tolerant about us.

    I would request that peoples responds be based on my original post, so we can keep things on topic.
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      Jan 2 2013: Sorry for not responding, I don't seem to be getting any post updates and it is the Holidays. I actually threw at you what you might come across in your future blog. I roam a lot in my countries blogs and trangenderism is not really a big issue, being gay is rather than transgender, Why? i suppose it's got to do with the fact that one of our groups of races has it in their culture and so it is not a big issue but it is within our European cultures.

      One thing i have come across is there are a group of politically minded people that want to change sexual perspectives with overtones of racial equality mixed into it. Strange? Yes it is and considered absurd until you get amongst the liberal extremists that haunt a lot of blogs pedaling Obama new world except before him it was Bushes new world order or Clintons new world order or Bush seniors new world order and so on and so on right back to the founding of the country. Nuts?, it is but be ready for "The Blind Knights" that might come to inhabit your blog. The opposite might come to haunt it as well but if your smart you might be able to manage them by keeping them in constant dialogue over issues they feel are important.

      Good luck, I hope you you attract a lot of controversy within our generation. Ah to be young today, they have it all.

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