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Things I Know To Be True

I mentioned on Instagram a week ago that sometimes I write lists of things I know to be unequivocally true as a sort of grounding exercise and a few people asked for details and to see an example so here it is! … Continue reading

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Dear Mom: A Letter Before Surgery

Dear mom. I know that a lot has been going on. I just got out of rehab, I ‘m asking you to call me your son, and I want to move out. And it seems like a lot is about … Continue reading

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Ocean Tears

Leave me alone with my words, My pen and black leather-bound journal. Leave me in the sky, where I belong. The clouds are enough to make me rumble, turn my thoughts into thunder. Leave me with the ocean, Where the … Continue reading

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National Daughters’ Day

2015.10.15 // 2016.01.23 Last night I had one notification on Facebook: “[my mother’s name] listed you as her son.” Most kids would probably just be astounded that their parent even knew how to do that. Old people, right? But to … Continue reading

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Jump

Check out my video of this poem!  About eight months ago, I began coming out as transgender. I’ve received overwhelming support. So many “I will always love yous,” and “you’re just Schuylers,” and “whatever makes you happys,” This time, I’m … Continue reading

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Truth

2015.01.18   Pull your oversized sweatshirt down over your hips. But big pants and sag them down low. Wear a couple sports bras. Or a binder that lifts your spirits… but crushes your ribs. Don’t speak because they’ll hear the … Continue reading

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Tiger in the Mirror

I look in the mirror and I see my shoulder muscles ripple a bit as I pull off the too-small swim suit. Suddenly, I’ve overcome with some sort of pride: How can this be so simple? I smile and keep … Continue reading

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