10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

I can hear a good or not-so-good tune and it transports me back to a time and place when it became important to me. I have a knack for strong memories tied to songs.  Read More 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do.  Read More Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Trans Experience

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” -Bruce Jenner

I had been dreading this day for a few weeks now. The Event had been on my mind and I am sure other trans people’s minds for a while. We had all seen the tabloid headlines proliferate over the last year, and especially over the last few months. Read More One Size Does Not Fit All: The Trans Experience

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Album of the Year Edition

There is nothing I love more than music. It is for this reason that I love debating end-of-the-year best album lists. Music is subjective, even among friends who share similar tastes. I ran some of these names by some of my closest friends, and a few gave me the stink eye.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Album of the Year Edition

10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week-Last Track Edition

This list is inspired by KEXP’s morning radio host. He did two days’ worth of closing tracks from albums, and a lot of them were awesome. Unfortunately, I have already blown through a few last tracks on a few of my other lists. Both “Hurt” and “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” are final tracks. Read More 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week-Last Track Edition

Being Trans Enough

As we are all aware, the trans* population is fairly small. This has obviously made it hard for us to unite and gain ground as a community over the years. With the Internet, trans* people have found it easier to talk and get to know one another. It has also facilitated our activism, and 2014 seems to be the year of the trans*person. We’ve seen Janet Mock, Laura Jane Grace and Laverne Cox everywhere. For me, this has been awesome.  Read More Being Trans Enough

Love and Acceptance: A Punk Rock Show

As everyone knows, I am a huge music fan. I love going to concerts. To me, concerts are like going to church. I get sucked in to the music zone and lose my worldly place and usually get very philosophical and wax poetic on life after them. Very few concerts have been life changing, but the last concert I attended was very life affirming. Read More Love and Acceptance: A Punk Rock Show

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Vacation Edition

Vacation always takes a lot out of me. The travelling part is always the hardest, especially if you are stuck in a flying tube at 40,000 feet. I hate flying more than most people; luckily, the magic little box full of music kept my mind off of the flight.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Vacation Edition