Aimee Terravechia
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Dec 29 2016
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This is me (as it is so many of us). I shaved my head earlier this year and I got a lot of concerned comments (is everything okay? But *why* did you do it?). And let me tell you...it has been so liberating. Every once in a while my vanity gets the better of me, and I have a moment of regret. But 99% of the time I Read more

Aug 14 2016
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Do I have to pick just one? My first time on the subway in a big city a dude came on the car and shouted “Eyes and ears on me and nobody gets hurt!” Thought I was getting held up until he busted out a boombox and a set of those electric drums he had in his backpack. Turns out he just really wanted to make shitty music Read more

Jul 1 2016
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I married the first person I ever dated. Although, 15 years later, we are happily married with 2 kids, it is not something I recommend doing. We both changed so so much. In fact, the man I married turned out to be a trans woman (talk about life changes, huh?) My point is that the person you meet at 18 (or whatever Read more

May 10 2016
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My One came with a sleep band that wasn’t made out of that nasty silicone stuff, but a fabric strap with a little pocket to put the One into. I use the vibration alarm on it all of the time.

Apr 10 2016
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Aimee, I feel like we are kindred spirits. Not only because we are both named Aimee, but also because I too wanted to be Mandy Moore. In high school I actually got to meet her. She was super nice. I have an incredibly dorky picture of me wearing a hideous bright orange fleece vest while meeting her.

Feb 23 2016
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Yes. I keep finding myself compartmentalizing her. It’s tough. She’s the same person—and I didn’t “lose” anyone. But at the same time, I lost my perception of what my life was. We’ve talked a lot about that.

Feb 23 2016
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It challenges the partner’s identity. Luckily (?) I’ve always considered myself a queer woman who happened to fall in love with a man*. I keep finding myself nervous about it all, not because I’ll be viewed as a lesbian, but because being perceived as hetero has afforded me a level of privileged. Obviously, some Read more

Feb 23 2016
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I’ve read that! Thanks for sharing. It’s made harder when there are so few stories of couples staying together. It’s a hard thing to face together, and a hard thing to face alone as well. Read more

Feb 23 2016
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I started going to therapy when she came out (at the same time she started going to therapy) to help us both process. My therapist (who treats a lot of LGBT individuals) once told me that it is common for people who come out later in life to have a sort of “wild” period where it’s almost like they are trying to make Read more

Feb 6 2016
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Ah man, living in NH during primary season is so much fun. I didn’t realize that Carson’s campaign office was in that building. That place is rented out to campaigns every election season, and what I remember from my time volunteering for a local candidate a few years ago, the place smelled like cigarettes and was a Read more

Jan 9 2016
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hahaha. This idiot doesn’t know what it is like to take care of a newborn. But you know what else he doesn’t understand? That the way to remove the issue of paid maternity leave from impacting the already horrible pay gap is to make it mandatory as well as making paid paternity leave mandatory. You should even the Read more

Dec 19 2015
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I have a theory that he keeps invoking Clinton because he wants to be Bernie’s running mate.

Dec 19 2015
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It gives you a good idea of the candidate’s actual intentions (once you take into account the underlying motives, and not just what they are saying.) For instance, O’Malley isn’t running for president. He’s running for vice-president.

Nov 27 2015
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Aw, thanks. It’s been tough, even with everything (thus far) panning out in the best-case-scenario way that it has. We know how lucky we are to have our families support—it is such a rare thing. We’ve had an all-around tough year for things not related to the transition, and so whenever people ask how we’re managing, Read more

Nov 27 2015
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There’s a subreddit called MyPartnerisTrans and it has been so spectacular for me. It has really helped me realize what relationship issues are trans issues, and which ones are actual relationship issues. There’s so much new territory to discover, and although we’re “doing it together” we’re also doing it alone, Read more

Nov 25 2015
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I’m going to see this film with my partner. I know a lot of trans men and women who are actively boycotting this film because of its lack of trans involvement. And I fully get that. And I’m cis, so my opinion on this doesn’t matter as much. My partner (a trans woman who is in her early stages of transition) and I have Read more

Oct 22 2015
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I went to a counter-protest at Planned Parenthood this summer. One of the anti-choice guys there was walking in circles around the block and would say “I’ll pray for you” each time he walked by. I started saying it to him before he had a chance and he got really creeped out. I’ll tell you though that those anti-choice Read more

Sep 9 2015
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Yeah. plus, removal from life support is not the same issue as assisted suicide. My cousin was shot in the head, survived on life support, was thought to be a lost cause, then had a miraculous recovery. That does happen. But to compare that to someone with a terminal illness makes no sense.