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Behind The Curtain (aka Marvin K Redpost IS A Girl!)

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In the early weeks of Alice’s transition, I experience a series of “Ah Ha!” moments and, in each instance, I stop whatever I’m doing and rush to her for confirmation. “The skinny jeans!” I shout into the phone from my … Continue reading

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Twitch; an excerpt

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No mother expects to find herself sitting in the parking lot of a psychiatric hospital, digging the drawstring out of her child’s new pajama pants so they’ll pass a safety inspection. Then all of a sudden there you are, or … Continue reading

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Pride and Shame; an excerpt

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 “Ruby and I are blocking a coveted parking space at the edge of Graceada Park just for you,” I tell my mother, as my sister pantomimes a bizarre yet brilliant space-holding dance a few feet away. Through the phone, I … Continue reading

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Revelations; an excerpt

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  “We’ve been waiting for you.” Linda says ominously as she opens the door to her inner office and gestures for me to follow. It is February 2008 and Jordan has been in therapy with Linda for nine months, but … Continue reading

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To Watch Her Bloom

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“Is everything alright?” The wide-faced woman folding sweaters at the entrance of the Target dressing room asks. “Oh no, we’re fine.” I assure her, standing in the narrow hall between dressing rooms, while Alice cries loudly within the stall. The … Continue reading

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