Are You Cisgender? Do You See What Eye See?
Since my college days I have been fascinated by the writings of Maxwell Maltz. His ideas on self-image and self-concept, and his theories of Psycho-Cybernetics, were revolutionary in the field of psychology, but that isn't what fascinates me. What I find most interesting was that Maltz was a practicing cosmetic surgeon, and his clinical and personal insight into his patients' lives and self-images led him to formulate his psychological theories. He has likely helped improved
The Duplicity of Tradition
The duplicity of tradition Society’s never ending heirloom As comforting as a mother’s womb A primal instinct of safety by number whilst lulled into a deep slumber Celebrated rites as relief from life and to keep away any strife. The duplicity of tradition Toxic oppression of the past Fear of a future not yet forecast Rituals of forgotten context Practices merely annexed Results of addition by division Leading to great friction The duplicity of tradition The r
"Out of the Box"
Most of us who are in this room were born "out of the box." People born out of the box, of necessity, think outside the box. Statistics show that most transgender people have high intelligence. We are thus a sign of hope for our society. We are also a threat to those who would clamp down the lid on the box so tightly that no one can breathe. Espiscopal Bishop Gene Robinson writes to affirm, "that transgender people are children of God, worthy of respect, valued for their pers
Binary vs Non-Binary
Normal in what we are of make ourselves to be is a concept that affects all transgendered persons We struggle for years in wrong bodies in the wrong clothes with the wrong gender and names and pressure to conform. The obvious nature that we all have inherently is cancelled out by the need to not present as anything but normal, but we are normal. We are non-binary and not gender-specific. The gender police however have indoctrinated the masses in the world to forget old ways a
The Value of Diversity
What is the value of diversity in the human family? You just asked an anthropologist their favorite question. Trick question. It’s not a value to humanity; it is humanity itself. Diversity in one world is survival. Evolution is a very simple formula. Adaptation over time to a given environment. So two amoebas or zebras or Australopiths are similar, nearly identical, but just enough different that one fights and feeds and breeds a little more successfully because its subtle di