How many times have you been told you "can't take a joke"?
Well, most of us can "take" a joke. But we can't--or shouldn't have to--take name-calling, misogynist or transphobic remarks or threats against us. Those are not jokes.
From Justine Valinotti: the life of a transwoman.
I began this blog on 7 July 2008 to recount some of my thoughts, feelings and actions, as well as medical events, of the year leading up to my GRS/SRS.
On 7 July 2009, Dr. Marci Bowers very successfully performed my surgery.
In the early days of my recovery, I decided to continue this blog to describe what I experience and learn as I begin to live as a "new woman."
Most of what you read in Transwoman Times will be written by me. If I haven't written it, it will have come from a song, poem, or any other piece of writing ranging from a classic novel to a tabloid article. These references will be duly acknowledged: I might borrow, but I don't steal (or beg).Although I started Transwoman Times for selfish reasons (i.e., I enjoy writing and I want an outlet for my feelings and a record of my experience.) , I hope you find this interesting, inspirational or of some other value. Maybe it will apall or simply bore you. In any case, please keep on reading and pass this along to friends, co-workers, in-laws and whomever else you want to read this. And, if you want to link this to your website, please feel free to do so, and just let me know. (Hey, I might be interested in your website!)