A MIDDLE-AGED TRANS WOMAN

ABOUT ME

I’m Brooklyn. I’m 45. I’m a trans woman. I did not know this when I was 3, 13, or 33. I have a spouse and a son. I’m a sister. I own a business. I pay taxes. I’ve been in recovery for 15 years. I love to take photos; I’ve had work in exhibits, as well as my own show. I used to write, poetry mainly – and, yes, it was good… really. I have an English degree. I love Halloween and all things creepy. I live for NRE. I make killer cornbread dressing. I grew up in the Deep South, and my relationship with it is complicated. I lived in the midwest for 25 years before recently transplanting to NYC for fun.

I love hard. I’m poly. I’m all-sexualâ„¢. I’m sex-positive and queer. I’ve been an educator and am a life-long student. I’ve survived sexual trauma, divorce, self-harm, and addiction. I’m a confessionalist and emotional exhibitionist. I have little to lose and lots to gain. I believe authenticity is the highest expression of gratitude and that the Universe demands that I not hide myself. Living authentically helps others; to do otherwise feels selfish. Even though it took me 42 years to accept I was trans and come out, I got there, and that’s what matters.

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RECENT POSTS

Jun
12

Podcast Appearance on Broken-Tailed Dog

Appearance on the Broken-Tailed Dog Podcast by Josh Accardo Last week I appeared on the NYC-based, alternative lifestyle podcast Broken-Tailed Dog hosted by Josh Accardo. He interviewed me as part of Pride Month. We talked about coming out in my 40s, trans issues, trans life, polyamory, marriage and my sex work. I had a great […]

Jun
10

What I Learned About Racism Growing Up

CW: This a VERY honest account of the racist language, behaviors and ideologies I learned. I struggled with this post, because I don’t want to re-traumatize anyone. That is not my intent. I have gone back and forth for over a week now on whether or not the post was useful or doing harm. But, […]

May
23

HRT – The Lengths We Go To

  CW: Needles & My Butt   I thought it would be beneficial to provide my experience with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); the commitment required, as well as basic info on my process for both cis people and those thinking about medical transition. First, I am not a medical professional. This is in NO WAY […]

May
12

Another Trans Narrative. Middle-Aged and Okay.

There’s a common narrative within the media and literature that all trans folx knew they were trans from a very early age; that we all went to sleep each night praying to a god that we would magically wake up in the “right” body. This narrative is so pervasive that I think many trans people […]

May
05

Coming Out As Trans To My Mom

I had been hunched over my mental script for a long time – a couple of years actually. Writing, editing, rewriting the outcome; planning for every single possibility. In hindsight, it’s not surprising that my first thought after I’m trans was will my mom accept me? It’s rare for me to remember dreams, or be affected […]

Apr
28

On Becoming a Woman

Cis Women are often full of encouragement about what trans women don’t need in order to be a woman. It’s all well-meaning, kind, and, on the surface, sounds legitimate and empowering. But, how do you experience womanhood without, well, experience? People – their perceptions, beliefs, coping mechanisms, behavior, personalities – are largely made up of […]

Apr
27

Why I’m Here

I started Raising Brooklyn for two primary reasons. First, there is almost no information on the lived trans-feminine experience online, or the lived trans-feminine experience outside the typical narrative. Often, it’s difficult to find stories, or information, about the nuances and daily realities of trans-life, and, while there is more information these days regarding topics […]

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