Nothing changes on New Year’s Day

This is the first year in my life I didn’t feel melancholy about the changing of the calendar. It has nothing to do with the content of 2022 and everything to do with the context of my mental health journey. Sure, it is a good time to reflect and reconfigure your life. Or, not. As […]

All My Halloween Things

My brain needs a break so here are some Halloween celebratory things happening in my life. First, the inflatables. Over the years, I have acquired a green Christmas tree, a very large owl (named Xavier) and a skeleton unicorn (named Calliope) For Halloween, I have Xavier and Calliope up. I’m not a monster – the […]

Warning: Pittsburgh Radio Stations Airing Vicious Anti-Trans Ad

CN: transphobia, poor science, lies, radio stations Last week, word spread on Facebook that some of our beloved local radio stations were airing a vicious transphobic spot. Some attach disclaimers, others do not. The stations that others have identified to me include WDVE 102.5, WAMO 107.3, WISH 99.7, WKST 96.1, WLTJ 92.9, and WDSY 108 […]

Just To Be The Ally Who Raised $1000 To Lay Down at Your Door

Da da da (da da da)Da da da (da da da)Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da My nickname for the group of queer and trans youth who developed the #ProtectTransKidsDay proclamation is “The Proclaimers” Already unhappy that trans kids reported (too) much misgendering and deadnaming in healthcare settings, they […]

COVID Break

I tested positive for COVID

Monday night, I tested positive for COVID-19. So I may or may not be blogging this week, depending on how I feel. Right now, I feel just ‘meh’ but grateful it is not worse. I tested myself after our vacation. I was negative on Friday, but didn’t feel great Sunday night. It continued Monday so […]

#LGBTQFamiliesDay – Being the Adult I Needed in My Own Childhood

Our LGBTQ family centers on our marriage family – me and Ledcat. It also has a strong tie to our role as aunts to our six niblings (gender neutral term for niece/nephew.) We are involved in the lives of four, but I always remember the other two who don’t live nearby and think of them […]

Mental Health Awareness Month Blogging 2022

Just a programming note that we will be focusing on mental health topics during May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Keep an eye out for posts and feel free to reach out with suggestions for topics. Note that I file these posts under the category of Health with tags to specify if it is mental health […]

Santa Claws Update

Adopt a Family Christmas

Our project intends to distribute gift cards to our neighbors who take care of cat colonies – gift cards for them, not necessarily pet food. Read more here. As of today, we have donations for two gift cards.  In our previous post about this holiday project, I listed the 25 caretakers on our list. But […]