Muddle On

​For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to raise to help cover the cost of a new laptop for my schooling as well as my schooling itself. I am having to pay for my education completely out of pocket without any assistance other than donations or assistant that I get from friends and family. [...]

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Without: A Journey in Living “Off the Grid” (The Beginning)

Off the grid is a term often used to describe a style of living without being connected to utilities provided by a business, corporation or co-op. There are a lot of people in the United States and elsewhere in the world that live in this manner, some by choice and others not so much. When [...]

Quiet plea

I'm asking for help, begging really. I need to make it to my brother's wedding in Vietnam and I need help getting there.  I've set up a Gofundme account but I haven't had much luck. I've shared my post on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I've emailed George Takei to ask for help sharing my fundraiser, [...]

Cause And Effect

Recently in the social media news networks the stories of children, teens and even adults coming out to their families as transgender has been making the rounds. I’m happy to say that more often than not my story has become the exception rather than the rule when it comes to these stories. Nearly ten years ago I told my family, (my parents, two brothers and sister) that I am transgender. Immediately, my younger sister distanced herself from me and avoided having anything to do with me as much as possible. My parents refused to accept that I was transgender and told me that I was just going through a phase, this was ten years ago mind you. My younger brother didn’t seem too sure how to react, but it seemed that he was indifferent on the matter.

Please help me raise the funds to attend my brother’s wedding.

gofund.me/yusnng My name is Aydan O’Connor and I am a transman. Unlike most of the stories that you see on the internet about transgender people coming out or transitioning, I lost nearly all of my birth family when I made the decision to transition. Though, if I’m going to be honest, it was a choice [...]