In Which I’m Told To Learn To Trust

Today I had my first gender therapy session. Overall, it went very well. But my therapist (Elizabeth Holland, who I think is fantastic so far) gave me some incredibly difficult homework: rely/lean/reach out to my friends who live various distances away and my only way to “see” them for long stretches of time is via onlineRead More

So Much Going On; So Much To Update

There is so much going on in my life at the moment that I’ve seriously neglected this blog space. If people are still reading this, patiently waiting via RSS, you’re awesome. For people coming here from Twitter or Google+, a lot of this may be repeated information. Anyway, some things of note: 1) GottaCon. YetRead More

Filled With Pride and Sadness: Unpacking The Day After The Ottawa Shooting

Yesterday was madness. But I felt safe and secure. I felt my country was safe and secure, despite what foreign armchair commentators were suggesting. However, that changes after Prime Minster Stephen Harper addressed the nation. From that moment, until I listened to him speak in the House of Commons today, I was worried he’d try and pull our nation in a direction that many of us would call un-Canadian; a direction of living in fear and distrust of our neighbours.Read More

Introducing TransCanuck

This is a repost from Geeky Pleasures. If you subscribe to Geeky Pleasures, I apologize for the double content. Very quietly on Canada Day, I launched another website called TransCanuck, the focus being trans* issues and commentary. The about page for TransCanuck reads: Two trans Canadians—Marcy Cook and Jules Sherred—decided to form a partnership. We’ve yet toRead More

On Why No Mother’s Day For Me – For Real Now

Just a quick follow up to yesterday’s possible confusion. If you’re interested in some insight about Mother’s Day, being called “mum,” even though I’m a trans man, why people neglecting to wish me a happy Mother’s Day made this year the best one yet, and other aspects parenting as a transgender person, you can nowRead More

The “Missing” Mother’s Day Post

This is just a quick note to anyone who may be subscribed to my RSS feed. Earlier, you may have seen a post enter your feed with the title “On Why No Mother’s Day For Me” but it was password protected. Now, you’ll notice that it no longer exists. Don’t worry. You haven’t missed anything.Read More

Adventures In Moving

So, a couple of weeks ago, we moved. After over a year of searching, we finally found a suitable house. Four adult-sized people, a dog, and a cat moved from a roughly 800 square foot suite into a 2500 square foot home. Finally, we have room, including a proper home office. For the most part,Read More

The Name That Just Won’t Go Away

My brain has been stuck in rant mode for over 24 hours now. Ah, the perils of a public coming out and transition; a transition that will never be “complete” by some people’s standards. If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen me rant yesterday about a PR person who contacted meRead More