International Women's Day - Celebrating the women in my life

Christine Jorgensen has always held a special place in my heart.  Without her bravery, I'm not sure where the trans community would be today. Her story is one of inspiration and the will to conquer the world's misconceptions about what it means to be transgender.  I only wish that our paths could have crossed even for a moment.
If you didn’t already know it, today is International Women’s Day.  Since 1911, women from all over the world have used this day to push for better working conditions and fair treatment.  We look at the achievements and strides that women have taken so that we all are better today. We also look back at... Read more »

Pauley Perrette debuts her song Beautiful Child to show love to LGBT youth

“Don’t hide away. You’re light inside needs to shine. Don’t go away. You know you’ve got so much to say.” Those are the words from Pauley Perrette’s newest song Beautiful Child. Now if you are wondering who Pauley Perrette is, she is the extremely talented actress who plays Abby Sciuto on the long running CBS... Read more »

Reflections on the past - a path of healing

Today I find myself in a very reflective mood.  Looking back usually isn’t the wisest activity for me – it usually leads to a bout of depression. But this time I was able to see the healing that has occurred in the years that have past. I went to bed last night after reading through... Read more »

A teacher's influence, A life long impact

In our formative years, how often do we ever put much thought into the people that come in and out of our lives? We don’t realize the subtle ways our lives are changing by their presence. It is not until much later do we look back and understand the tremendous influence someone had in the... Read more »

Is it coincidence or part of something bigger

There is tremendous list of people from the past that I would love to sit down and chat with. World leaders, famous writers, and men and women from the Bible all find their own place on this extremely long list. But there is one person that I tend to look to as an example of... Read more »

The Locker Room Showdown

Back in October, I applied for a job out in Los Angeles as a writer for the show Transparent. The show’s creator was looking for a trans woman to join the writers to give a first hand perspective to the scripts.  This was an opportunity that I knew I couldn’t pass up. As part of... Read more »

The dream meeting that may be more pipe smoke than reality

Did you know that since the beginning of time, there have been over 106 billion people that have lived on this planet?  Over 106 BILLION!  I was recently asked to write about the one person or list of people – out of those 106 billion people – that I would want to meet.  Seriously? The... Read more »

Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.

In 2010, shortly after I officially transitioned, I heard a very distinctive call in my life.  The call came as a subtle rumble through much of what I did.  I had to make a very public transition at work, but since being separated at the time, I was able to lead a fairly quiet, private... Read more »

A simple swing holds a place in my heart

As a single parent with limited time with my kids, I try hard to make memories with them.  This is the time in their lives that they will bring with them on into their own adulthood and eventually and God willing into parenthood. Some of the strongest memories I have are times of simple pleasure... Read more »

2014 is a good year for me to remember

To be perfectly honest, I am not a huge fan of the commercial aspect of the Christmas holiday.  This year marks my 17th Christmas working in retail.  The hectic pressure this holiday can bring can often take much of the Christmas spirit out of a person.  Well, this person is me this year. The pressure... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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