You are long overdue for a status update on me, my blog, and my life. For those who still read blogs (I’ve been told kids these days do not), this one has been underwhelming for the past year.
The big news is:
I moved to Boston and started a PhD program.
Most details have already been shared with my supporters on Patreon, and I’ve made most posts public so you can all catch up.
In short, I moved my spouse and my dog and my books and my puzzles across the country from San Francisco (where I had been for eight years – in the same apartment!). We’ve been here six weeks and, while still adjusting, are extremely happy with this change.
Eight years ago…
I officially discovered the world of trans health around the summer of 2010. I started this blog in February 2011 to document my top surgery. It quickly snowballed into a journal for the rest of my transition, and then into a life of conferences, research, projects, people, press, advocacy.
The site was rebranded to genderqueer.me and became a popular resource platform for nonbinary identities and transition. I met a lot of interesting, fun, different, nerdy, weird, and awesome people. I edited an anthology of nonbinary memoirs that is slated to come out next summer!
I still get a handful of questions via email, I still read a ton of articles (just don’t share much on social media anymore), and I’m still involved in trans health in the form of research, conferences, presentations, and consulting. But for the most part I’ve been trying to step away and focus on other parts of my life.
There are always dozens of blog post ideas in my drafts folder, in bullet-point lists, in unfinished conversations, in my head. There is still much to write about.
If someone is interested in putting in the time and energy and effort to continue this work, let’s talk. Because I would love for this platform to live up to its potential. I am happy to help manage it and make it glow.
This is not a goodbye, just a pause, for now.
Just because I haven’t written anything new lately doesn’t mean this site isn’t full of wonderfully useful gems. Here’s a few that might be worth revisiting.
Featured Voices – a series that highlights the diversity of nonbinary lived experiences. Since its launch in Jan 2016, over 50 posts from guest authors have been published! From long-time bloggers to first-time writers, deeply personal or broader social critiques, the submissions have spanned a swath of themes, ages, countries, genders, relationships, content, style, and experiences.
Patients & Providers – a series that connects providers to patients’ need for both competent and compassionate medical understanding of transgender health. Since its start in June 2017, it has been published with the help of my friend, trans health educator and patient advocate, Charlie.
Transition Resources – a list of informational articles I’ve written about various facets of nonbinary transition.
Nonbinary Transition Workshop – slides and a recording of the workshop I’ve given at trans conferences.
Nonbinary Youth Workshop – the (older) presentation on youth.
Workshops and Presentations – for now, just a few of the sessions I’ve presented at conferences. Hopefully more to come later.
My Patreon page – where you can support the work I’m still doing, despite saying I’m not doing any work.