Autism · Aydan's Life · Civil RIghts · Discrimination · Healthcare · LGBT · LGBT Rights · Transgender · Transgender Health

Medical Nightmare

The recurring theme in healthcare when it comes to being transgender is either lack of knowledge or outright discrimination, both of which I have experienced at the hands of doctors sworn to first do no harm according to the Hippocratic oath traditionally taken by doctors. The most recent case of discrimination I've experienced has been… Continue reading Medical Nightmare

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A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Depression · Discrimination · Mental Health · Mental Illness · Suicide

Outsider

Why did you come to New York just to be homeless? This really should have been the first clue that the people who are supposed to help people like those in my family didn’t want to waste their time on someone like us. It’s the same everywhere you go though I suppose, especially now with… Continue reading Outsider

Aydan's Life · Boycott List · Discrimination

Greyhound Ride from Hell

Tuesday, (October 17th)  morning at 1:55am I was supposed to leave Fayetteville, AR headed for Richmond, VA via greyhound bus. The bus didn’t arrive until after 2:00am and I was left waiting with a person that was clearly under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both, and a homeless guy that was using the bench… Continue reading Greyhound Ride from Hell

A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Family · Uncategorized

A New Start for the Summer

I'm headed back to Arkansas, it's really the only place that I have to go if I want to keep my sanity and not kill myself. Over the past two years, I've come to realize what a horrible, unwelcoming place that parts of Virginia are or have become. When it comes to community, it doesn't… Continue reading A New Start for the Summer

Anti-LGBT Laws · Anti-Transgender Laws · Civil RIghts · Discrimination · Gender Equality · Government · LGBT · LGBT Rights · Transgender · Transgender Visibility

Out of Ignorance and Into my Pants: Bathroom Laws Against the Transgender Community

With the passing of North Carolina’s Bill HB2 into law, the war against the transgender community reached an all-time high, or rather low. The bill designates that no one shall be allowed to use a public restroom or gender specific facilities that does not match the biological gender on their birth certificate. The aim of… Continue reading Out of Ignorance and Into my Pants: Bathroom Laws Against the Transgender Community

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Empty

The evening before last I had fully intended to kill myself. I was, and frankly still am, tired of the struggle. I’m tired of nothing ever seeming to get better no matter how hard I fight. I’m tired of seeing facebook post after facebook post of states in the US making laws that blatantly descriminate… Continue reading Empty

All Lives Matter · Aydan's Life · Discrimination · Healthcare · Transgender · Transgender Health

Doctors + Being Transgender = Not Good Bedfellows

I hate visiting the doctor, I hate it to the point where I have to pretty much be on the verge of death before I’ll visit a doctor. Part of the reason is the usual lack of punctuality for almost any doctor that I’ve been to, and part of it is because I am transgender.… Continue reading Doctors + Being Transgender = Not Good Bedfellows