I am providing below the blueprints for this monstrosity I call a blog structure. There are some parts undone, some parts neglected, and it is not completely decorated with the poetry and the art.
I find it easier to rearrange if I can see it in a venue like this. Since I have some other work to publish this weekend, I’m publishing this tonight. Order will change as time passes. Newer works will be added. Some will find their place.
Part of the difficulty with producing that book that several of you have been demanding is my tendency to believe that my words should be free. Here they are at that price.
Who the hell I am
This is in the nature of an introduction, but please see below in the comments. There are many introductions.
Coming Out…Way Out
Response and Reaction (unpublished)
Finding the Net (split…part included with Women-only space…see below)
Finding Voice and Community
A letter to my mother
The Role of the Father
Changing sex in a small town
Tolerance and Diversity (unpublished)
Layers of Why
Crossing the Gender Line (my first performance piece…unpublished)
A Gathering of Rainbows
Making Friends (unpublished)
These were the bad old days…
Insurance? For whom?
Diary: retrospection: I kept an online diary back in 1994, during the last 5 weeks or so before my surgery. That’s what we called blogs back before they were called blogs. The entries were republished at Daily Kos last summer and are available at the link.
Looking Back at my Future
My Wisconsin Adventure: being the account of my surgery, in two parts.
Searching for Filisa (unwritten)
A transition through poetry (they’ve all been posted here, just not all at the same time)
Public Service Announcement (unpublished)
From Outside the Gender Prison
I wrote a column back in the 90s for the Arkansas Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s news magazine, Triangle Rising. Internet friendly versions are here:
The Gender Prison
Role Models (partial)
Women-only space (jump to Integration)
Life in the Passing Lane
The Substance of Style
Building a Better Society
The Question of Religion
Let Me Get This Straight
A Political Hunting Accident (unpublished. Time specific)
Ellen (unpublished. Time specific)
Special Rights (unpublished. Time specific)
I am a human being (converted into my second performance piece…see below)
Lesbian Separatism: a discussion (unpublished)
A Review (of Hausmann)
A View from Outside the Gender Community (review of Califia)
…And a View of the Gender Community from the Inside (response to Califia)
A Need for Dialogue
Parents and Children (unpublished)
Standards of Care
Getting Lost in the Politics (unpublished)
Review: “…mom, I need to be a girl”
PFLAG, Inclusion and Me
The Great DSM Diagnosis Debate (unpublished)
A Willing Ear and an Active Protector
The Most Recent Story Arc