Gender Connection

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This is a site created by Michele O'Mara, PhD in an effort to assist gender variant folks wishing to make friendly and safe connections with others with whom you can relate. This site is a simple, peer-run, space that invites you to share life experiences, resources and friendship. Though this site has been created by a therapist, this is NOT THERAPY or in anyway related to therapy.  This is a peer-based place to gather on the internet. Please respect yourself, each other, and the community you create here.

This peer-based community is free.  You must be sponsored by an existing member to join.  Once you register to join, the member who knows you must send an email to Michele O'Mara, serving as your sponsor and your personal GC buddy.

 

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Sophie Michaels

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Easter. May it be "hoppy," "egg-straordinary," and filled w/ lots of laughter and special moments. :)

by Sophie Michaels

Teresa Leanne

Hi Belle, glad to see you here. I've often wondered why the health community and professionals who deal with important aspects of transgender issues rarely or never appear online in our many forums. It could be beneficial for both business and client. Our forum is very small however, I'm sure most here have great interest in what is available for improving our state of life. Thanks for taking the time to care.

by Teresa Leanne

Teresa Leanne

Last week. I'm still doing it. I always thought I'd quit. I sometimes think I've quit. I also say I've quit. But I can't.

by Teresa Leanne

Teresa Leanne

Almost 9 years ago. I was 58. Next photo will illustrate the ravishes of time.

by Teresa Leanne

Sophie Michaels

I am thinking aloud, so please bear w/ me. I know we, TGs, question: why US? Besides the scientific explanation, why were WE born this way? (Imagine if you will, Lady Gaga 's song, "Born This Way," playing -- LOL) I truly believe that things happen for a reason. I also truly believe that we, TG or not, are meant to learn something from this life for spiritual growth, whether we take this "growth" (or learning) on to another lifetime or not. Since I feel that learning CAN lead to understanding, perhaps we were given these extraordinary circumstances/situations to learn not only patience and possibly acceptance (from others and/or ourselves), but possibly to fully, truly, and unconditional understand the phrase, "it's what's on the INSIDE that counts/matters." Anyone else have any thoughts?

by Sophie Michaels

Sophie Michaels

I truly know the desperation and urgency we ALL feel when it comes to alignment, completeness/wholeness, and peace of mind for us, which most often times, takes the form of "passing" (or at least being recognized) in public as our true/authentic gender. I also realize that we face obstacles/challenges that everyone faces (TG or not), which alters or hinders our hopes, dreams, and plans of transitioning, something that non-trans folk don't understand. However, I can only imagine what you "late-comers" (I might consider myself to be a "mid-comer" -- LOL), who have had to suppress so much (oppositeness, for lack of a better word) for SO long, must be going through when it comes to this issue. I am pulling for you, as I am for everyone. YOU keep truckin', and don't allow ANYTHING to stop you from achieving your hopes and dreams!

by Sophie Michaels

Karl

hi, everyone.
i didn't realize it's been 6 months since i last logged in. i hope you've all been well.
my energy level was on a steady decline since october. then almost 2 months ago i began having some symptoms i tried to ignore. a couple of weeks ago i ended up in the er at IU/Arnet here in lafayette with excruciating pain in my right abdomen. i thought my appendix was getting ready to burst. that was on monday, march 25. that friday they did a cystoscopy of my right urinary tract, placed a stent in the ureter & when i woke up, was told it's a tumor & not a kidney stone.
am scheduled to go in for a nephroureterectomy on may 7 to remove a malignant neoplasm of right ureter along with the whole ureter & kidney. won't know what stage or grade it is until the tumor is removed & examined and won't be checked for metastases until after that. keeping fingers crossed it hasn't metastasized.
so it may be another few months before i log back in here. stay healthy everyone & don't smoke!

by Karl